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

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 51)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Political partyIndependence Party
Spouse(s)Ágústa Johnson
Alma materUniversity of Iceland


Early life and educationEdit

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

Political careerEdit

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]

Personal lifeEdit

He is married with four children.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2017

External linksEdit

Political offices
Preceded by
Siv Friðleifsdóttir
as Minister of Health and Social Security
Minister for Health
Succeeded by
Ögmundur Jónasson
Preceded by
Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir
Minister for Foreign Affairs