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Arctic – Territory of Dialogue Forum to be held in Arkhangelsk in March 2017
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The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue forum to be held in Arkhangelsk in March 2017

The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue forum will be held in Arkhangelsk in March 2017, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said at the conference, International Cooperation in the Arctic: New Challenges and Vectors of Development.

"We've decided to hold The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue International Forum in Arkhangelsk on March 30, 2017. The forum is traditionally attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin," the Deputy Prime Minister said.

The forum has not been held for the last three years, during which time new technologies have been developed for work in the Arctic, Rogozin said.

"You will be able to see these technologies: the forum will include an exhibition displaying new machines, equipment and technologies developed recently," he said.

Rogozin's initiative was supported by the founder of the first forum, Presidential Representative for International Cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic Artur Chilingarov, and Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov.

Attending the conference are Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the State Commission for Arctic Development Dmitry Rogozin; Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov; Special Presidential Representative for International Cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic Artur Chilingarov; Chairman of the Board of Directors at Ferring Pharmaceuticals Frederik Paulsen; executive officers of the Arctic Council from Russia, Norway and Iceland; officials from Denmark and Canada; other representatives of relevant ministries, agencies and big business; and leading experts from Arctic Council member states and observer states. The event was organized by the Russian International Affairs Council with support from the Russian Foreign Ministry.