Minister for Foreign Affairs (Iceland)

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The Minister for Foreign Affairs (Icelandic: Utanríkisráðherra) is the head of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The current Minister for Foreign Affairs is Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson.[1]

List of ministers[edit]

Minister for Foreign Affairs (18 November 1941 – 1 January 1970)[edit]

Minister Took office Left office Duration Party Cabinet
1 Vertical placeholder.png Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson
(1894–1980)
18 November 1941 17 January 1942 1 month, 30 days
(60 days)
SDP Hermann Jónasson IV
No minister in office between 17 January 1942 and 16 May 1942.
2 Olafur Thors.jpg Ólafur Thors
(1892–1964)
16 May 1942 16 December 1942 7 months
(214 days)
IP Ólafur Thors I
3 Vertical placeholder.png Vilhjálmur Þór
(1899–1972)
16 December 1942 21 October 1944 1 year, 10 months, 5 days
(675 days)
N/A Björn Þórðarson
(2) Olafur Thors.jpg Ólafur Thors
(1892–1964)
21 October 1944 4 February 1947 2 years, 3 months, 14 days
(836 days)
IP Ólafur Thors II
4 Vertical placeholder.png Bjarni Benediktsson
(1908–1970)
4 February 1947 11 September 1953 6 years, 7 months, 7 days
(2,411 days)
IP Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson
Ólafur Thors III
Steingrímur Steinþórsson
5 Vertical placeholder.png Kristinn Guðmundsson
(1897–1987)
11 September 1953 24 July 1956 2 years, 10 months, 13 days
(1,047 days)
PP Ólafur Thors IV
6 Vertical placeholder.png Guðmundur Ívarsson Guðmundsson
(1909–1987)
24 July 1956 3 August 1956 10 days
(10 days)
SDP Hermann Jónasson V
7 Vertical placeholder.png Emil Jónsson
(1902–1986)
3 August 1956 17 October 1956 2 months, 14 days
(75 days)
SDP
(6) Vertical placeholder.png Guðmundur Ívarsson Guðmundsson
(1909–1987)
17 October 1956 31 August 1965 8 years, 10 months, 14 days
(3,240 days)
SDP Hermann Jónasson V
Emil Jónsson
Ólafur Thors V
Bjarni Benediktsson
(7) Vertical placeholder.png Emil Jónsson
(1902–1986)
31 August 1965 SDP Bjarni Benediktsson

Minister for Foreign Affairs (1 January 1970 – present)[edit]

The Cabinet of Iceland Act no. 73/1969, which had been passed by the parliament 28 May 1969, took effect on 1 January 1970. Thus the Cabinet was formally established along with its ministries which had up until then not formally existed separately from the ministers.[2]

Minister Took office Left office Duration Party Cabinet
(7) Vertical placeholder.png Emil Jónsson
(1902–1986)
14 July 1971 5 years, 10 months, 14 days
(2,143 days)
SDP Bjarni Benediktsson
Jóhann Hafstein
8 Vertical placeholder.png Einar Ágústsson
(1922–1986)
14 July 1971 1 September 1978 7 years, 1 month, 18 days
(2,606 days)
PP Ólafur Jóhannesson I
Geir Hallgrímsson
9 Vertical placeholder.png Benedikt Gröndal
(1924–2010)
1 September 1978 8 February 1980 1 year, 5 months, 7 days
(525 days)
SDP Ólafur Jóhannesson II
Benedikt Gröndal
10 Vertical placeholder.png Ólafur Jóhannesson
(1913–1984)
8 February 1980 26 May 1983 3 years, 3 months, 18 days
(1,203 days)
PP Gunnar Thoroddsen
11 Vertical placeholder.png Geir Hallgrímsson
(1925–1990)
26 May 1983 24 January 1986 2 years, 7 months, 29 days
(974 days)
IP Steingrímur Hermannsson I
12 Vertical placeholder.png Matthías Árni Mathiesen
(1931–2011)
24 January 1986 8 July 1987 1 year, 5 months, 14 days
(530 days)
IP
13 Vertical placeholder.png Steingrímur Hermannsson
(1928–2010)
8 July 1987 28 September 1988 1 year, 2 months, 20 days
(448 days)
PP Þorsteinn Pálsson
14 Vertical placeholder.png Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson
(1939–)
28 September 1988 23 April 1995 6 years, 6 months, 26 days
(2,398 days)
SDP Steingrímur Hermannsson II
Steingrímur Hermannsson III
Davíð Oddsson I
15 Islands statsminister Halldor Asgrimsson.jpg Halldór Ásgrímsson
(1947–)
23 April 1995 15 September 2004 9 years, 4 months, 23 days
(3,433 days)
PP Second cabinet of Davíð Oddsson II
Davíð Oddsson III
Davíð Oddsson IV
16 David Oddsson.jpg Davíð Oddsson
(1948–)
15 September 2004 27 September 2005 1 year, 12 days
(377 days)
IP Halldór Ásgrímsson
17 Geir Haarde 2006-Oct-11.JPG Geir Haarde
(1951–)
27 September 2005 15 June 2006 8 months, 19 days
(261 days)
IP
18 Valgerður Sverrisdóttir at the Pentagon 2006.jpg Valgerður Sverrisdóttir
(1950–)
15 June 2006 24 May 2007 11 months, 9 days
(343 days)
PP Geir Haarde I
19 Vertical placeholder.png Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir
(1954–)
24 May 2007 1 February 2009 1 year, 8 months, 8 days
(619 days)
SDA Geir Haarde II
20 Islandi välisminister Össur Skarphéðinsson avamas toiduturgu Islandi väljakul.jpg Össur Skarphéðinsson
(1953–)
1 February 2009 23 May 2013 4 years, 111 days
(1,572 days)
SDA Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir I
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir II
21 Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson
(1968–)
23 May 2013 Incumbent 1 year, 97 days
(462 days)
PP Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

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