Scottish Secretary David Mundell is in Iceland currently [Friday 8 February] on a brief revisit to build trade links between a nation and Scotland.
As a UK prepares to leave a EU, Mr Mundell will use his revisit to Iceland to strengthen and grow Scotland-Iceland business relationships.
Mr Mundell will revisit biotech association Ossur, a HB Grandi Fish estimate plant and a University of Iceland. He will also accommodate a Icelandic fishing minister. The Secretary of State will be a guest of honour during an LGBT farrago accepting during a British Embassy in Reykjavík, celebrating a UK and Iceland’s common joining to LGBT rights.
Speaking brazen of his visit, Mr Mundell said:
As a UK prepares to leave a EU, it is critical that we do all we can to foster trade with partners, both aged and new, around a world. Scotland and Iceland have clever cultural, educational and mercantile connections, and we demeanour brazen to building on these with my outing this week. we will be compelling Scottish business and skills – quite in fishing and biotech – and we wish we will be means to serve rise those relations in a future.
The UK and Iceland are poignant partners, with trade between a dual countries value around £1.5 billion in a year to Sep 2018, and Icelandic companies have a series of high-tech and item investments in a UK. In addition, both Scotland and Iceland have clever fishing and fish estimate industries.
Iceland and a UK share a series of general interests, including on security, meridian change and tellurian rights. Some 320,000 UK nationals revisit Iceland each year, including on approach flights from Glasgow and Edinburgh.