|Celebrations of 40th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between China and Iceland|
December 14, Embassy of China in
Ambassador Su Ge spoke highly of the bilateral relations. He said, China-Iceland relations have developed steadily on the basis of mutual respect and mutual benefit since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1971. In recent years, the two countries have made positive achievements in fields such as finance and trade, fishery, culture, education, tourism and geothermic development.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, Össur Skarphéðinsson, said in his speech, over the past four decades, the two countries have treated each other as equals and cooperated as friends. Following the financial crisis the two countries stood together and gave each other trust and support. There has been a market increase in all fields, including high level visits, culture, trade and economic cooperation.