Viewing cable 09REYKJAVIK140, ICELAND TO SEEK HIGH LEVEL MEETING AT UNGA
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|09REYKJAVIK140||2009-08-17 16:04||2011-01-13 05:05||UNCLASSIFIED||Embassy Reykjavik|
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UNCLAS REYKJAVIK 000140 SIPDIS SENSITIE STATE FOR EUR A/DAS PIERANGELO, IO/UNP FOR SUN EUR/PGI FOR ELDRIGE USUN FOR DUGAN NSC FOR HOENIER, NSC FOR BROWN E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: POV PREL OTRA KSEP CVIS UNGA EZ EUN IC SUBJECT: ICELAND TO SEEK HIGH LEVEL MEETING AT UNGA REFS: A) STATE 68590 B) REYKJAVIK 132 ¶1. (SBU) Kristjan Guy Burgess, Political Advisor to the Miister at the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affars, confirmed to Post that the Government of Iceand has changed its mind and now intends to seeka high-level bilateral meeting with the United States on the margins of the UN General Assembly. Bugess said that the Icelandic Minister for Foreig Affairs, Ossur Skarphedinsson, would like to meet with the Secretary to discuss the potential for U.S.-Icelandic cooperation on energy issues, defense matters and Arctic policy. The Government of Iceland believes that opportunities exist for long-term collaboration with the United States in these three areas. Skarphedinsson's travel plans are not yet firm; however, he will probably depart New York shortly after he addresses the General Assembly on September 26. WATSON