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US prioritizes Arctic cooperation with Russia – State Department
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US prioritizes Arctic cooperation with Russia – State Department

The United States gives high priority to Arctic cooperation with Russia, including in the framework of the Arctic Council, Robert J. Papp, US special representative for the Artic, said during a roundtable on US activity in the Arctic region, RIA Novosti reported.

"It's very important to have Russia onboard and I've been doing a lot of work with our Russian colleague to make sure that we are engaged in cooperating and communicating," Papp said.

The Arctic Council includes eight states: Denmark, Iceland, Canada, Norway, Russia, the United States, Finland and Sweden. The international organization is designed to promote cooperation in environmental protection and ensure the sustainable development of polar regions.