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New Icelandic envoy seeks trade talks with Canada to update EFTA deal ‘sooner rather than later’

By Shruti Shekar      

The EFTA trade agreement should be revisited and should include more than just trading goods, says Pétur Ásgeirsson.

Pétur Ásgeirsson arrived in Canada in November and says his top priorities in Canada will be looking at renewing the European Free Trade Association agreement and tourism. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar
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For his second posting overseas, the new Icelandic ambassador says his priority in Canada will be to cultivate stronger trade relations by championing a renewed agreement with the European Free Trade Association and to maintain the thriving tourism industry between the two countries. Pétur Ásgeirsson arrived in early November and presented his credentials to the Governor General on Nov. 20, following five years spent as the consul general at the Icelandic Embassy in Nuuk, Greenland. Sitting in his

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