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 Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson.[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 1x1 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 1x1 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 Bjarni Benediktsson 1964 cropped.jpg 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 1x1 placeholder.png Kristinn Guðmundsson
(1897–1982)
11 September 1953 24 July 1956 2 years, 10 months, 13 days
(1,047 days)
PP Ólafur Thors IV
6 1x1 placeholder.png Guðmundur Ívarsson Guðmundsson
(1909–1987)
24 July 1956 3 August 1956 10 days
(10 days)
SDP Hermann Jónasson V
7 1x1 placeholder.png Emil Jónsson
(1902–1986)
3 August 1956 17 October 1956 2 months, 14 days
(75 days)
SDP
(6) 1x1 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) 1x1 placeholder.png Emil Jónsson
(1902–1986)
31 August 1965 1 January 1970 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) 1x1 placeholder.png Emil Jónsson
(1902–1986)
1 January 1970 14 July 1971 5 years, 10 months, 14 days
(2,143 days)
SDP Bjarni Benediktsson
Jóhann Hafstein
8 1x1 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 1x1 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 1x1 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 1x1 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 1x1 placeholder.png Matthías Árni Mathiesen
(1931–2011)
24 January 1986 8 July 1987 1 year, 5 months, 14 days
(530 days)
IP
13 Steingrímur Hermannsson
(1928–2010)
8 July 1987 28 September 1988 1 year, 2 months, 20 days
(448 days)
PP Þorsteinn Pálsson
14 Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson 2011.jpg 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 Halldor Asgrimsson generalsekreterare Nordiska ministerradet (2).jpg Halldór Ásgrímsson
(1947–2015)
23 April 1995 15 September 2004 9 years, 4 months, 23 days
(3,433 days)
PP 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 Valgerdur Sverisdottir, Islands samarbets- och naringsminister.jpg Valgerður Sverrisdóttir
(1950–)
15 June 2006 24 May 2007 11 months, 9 days
(343 days)
PP Geir Haarde I
19 Islands utrikesminister Ingibjorg Solrun Gisladottir vid Nordiska Radets session i Oslo. 2007-10-31. Foto- Magnus Froderberg-norden.org.jpg 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 at the Pentagon 2014.jpg Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson
(1968–)
23 May 2013 7 April 2016 2 years, 320 days
(1050 days)
PP Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson
21 Lilja Dögg.jpg Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir
(1973–)
7 April 2016 11 January 2017 279 days
(279 days)
PP Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson
22 Välisminister Sven Mikser kohtus Reykjavikis Islandi välisministri Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarsoniga (20.06) (34618883043) (cropped).jpg Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson
(1967–)
11 January 2017 Incumbent 3 years, 7 days
(1102 days)
IP Bjarni Benediktsson
Katrín Jakobsdóttir

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the minister". Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Frumvarp til laga um Stjórnarráð Íslands" [Bill regarding the Cabinet of Iceland.] (PDF). Legal Code (in Icelandic). Parliament of Iceland. Retrieved 13 November 2012.

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