☷Joint Statement on the United States – Iceland Strategic Dialogue United States Department of State
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The following is the text of a joint statement by the Governments of the United States of America and Iceland following their strategic dialogue in Reykjavik , Iceland on April 26 . Begin text:As close NATO Allies , the United States and Iceland discussed a range of issues pertinent to each country’s national security and to the security of the North Atlantic at the annual strategic dialogue on April 26 . The two countries reiterated their condemnation of Russia’s unprovoked and unjustifiable war of aggression , while reaffirming their steadfast support for Ukraine . As part of the dialogue , the Allies reviewed cooperation at NATO and the bilateral security relationship . They also discussed continued cooperation on issues including safeguarding the international rules - based order , People’s Republic of China influence in Europe , the Arctic and measures to address climate change , cybersecurity , and global human rights . The bilateral defense agreement between the United States and Iceland , in place since 1951 , continues to contribute to the security of our two democracies . The United States was represented by the Department of State , the Department of Defense ( Office of the Secretary Defense , Joint Staff , and U . S . European Command ) , the U . S . Coast Guard , the Department of Homeland Security , and the U . S . Embassy in Reykjavik . Iceland was represented by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs , the Prime Minister’s Office , the Icelandic Coast Guard , and the Icelandic Embassy in Washington , D . C . End text .
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