Iceland welcomes Michael Gove as Humber interests focus on continuing trade links
Bjarni Benediktsson, Icelandic Prime Minister, meets Michael Gove, left, and Mr Gove with Thorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, Fisheries Minister. Pictures: Twitter/@MichaelNevinFCO
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 4 Aug 2017
ENVIRONMENT Secretary Michael Gove has been on a fact-finding tour to Iceland, meeting with key figures as he looks at global trade post-Brexit.
There was a keen eye on proceedings from Grimsby when it came to the Reykjavik stop, as the Humber remains a key partner.
Simon Dwyer, who leads cluster organisation Seafood Grimsby & Humber – and secretariat of Grimsby Fish Merchants' Association – said: “I’ve been in contact with colleagues in Reykjavik and they report that the visit went very well.
“Mr Gove met many of the traders and investors who do business with the UK, including the Grimsby and Humber, and was already well tuned in to the strong trading relationship and the related employment/economic statistics – which is pleasing to hear.”
Michael Nevin, British Ambassador to Iceland, described the visit as “much meeting of minds,” with Mr Gove meeting both the Icelandic Prime Minister and Fisheries Minister.
He also took in Denmark on the trip.