Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson

Bjarni Benediktsson (born 1970) Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir Independence Party (Iceland)

Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson
Välisminister Sven Mikser kohtus Reykjavikis Islandi välisministri Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarsoniga (20.06) (34618883043) (cropped).jpg
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
11 January 2017
Prime MinisterBjarni Benediktsson
Katrín Jakobsdóttir
Preceded byLilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir
Minister for Health
In office
24 May 2007 – 1 February 2009
Prime MinisterGeir Haarde
Preceded bySiv Friðleifsdóttir (Health and Social Security)
Succeeded byÖgmundur Jónasson
Personal details
Born (1967-12-19) 19 December 1967 (age 52)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Political partyIndependence
Spouse(s)Ágústa Johnson
Children4
Alma materUniversity of Iceland

Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[kvʏðlœiɣʏr̥ θouːr̥ θourðar̥son]; born 19 December 1967) is an Icelandic politician who has been serving as Minister for Foreign Affairs since 11 January 2017.[1]

Early life and education

Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson graduated with a BA degree in Political Sciences from the University of Iceland in 1996.[1]

Political career

Guðlaugur started his involvement in the Independence party in 1987 when he was elected on the board of the National Youth Organisation of the Independence Party in which he served until 1997 of which he was vice chairman 1989–1993 and chairman 1993–1997. He was then elected on the Reykjavík City Council in 1998 and sat two four year terms there. He sat on the parliamentary committee on welfare issues 2003–2006, the committee on fisheries 2003–2007, and the committee on the environment 2003–2007 (chairman 2004–2007).[citation needed]

He has been a member of the Althing (Iceland's parliament) for the Independence Party since 2003 and served as the Minister of Health from 24 May 2007 to 1 February 2009.

Guðlaugur represented Reykjavík North 2003–2009, then switched to Reykjavík South for the 2009 elections before returning to Reykjavík North in 2013, where he has topped the party list for the last three elections. In the party primary in 2006 he defeated then Minister of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs Björn Bjarnason for the top spot in Reykjavík North.

He has served as Minister for Foreign Affairs since 11 January 2017.[citation needed]

Guðlaugur opposes Icelandic membership of the European Union.[2][3] He is strongly supportive of Iceland's membership of the European Economic Area, describing the benefits as substantial.[4][5]

Personal life

He is married with four children.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2017
  2. ^ "Utanríkisráðherra: Ísland vill ekki gerast aðili að Evrópusambandinu". Stundin. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  3. ^ olofr (23 September 2018). "Getum aðstoðað Breta við mótun fiskveiðistefnu". RÚV. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Varaði við "erlendri einangrunarhyggju"". www.mbl.is. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Alþjóðasamvinna á Krossgötum: Hvert stefnir Ísland? |". ams.hi.is. Retrieved 30 April 2019.