International cooperation
Switzerland to apply for observer status in the Arctic Council
© Andrey Ermakov

Switzerland to apply for observer status in the Arctic Council

Switzerland will apply for observer status with the Arctic Council, Swiss Ambassador to Russia Yves Rossier said in an interview with TASS.

"Switzerland has made great strides in studying the polar ice. This is one reason we'll apply for observer status with the Arctic Council," Yves Rossier said.

The Swiss Ambassador will attend the international Arctic forum in Arkhangelsk for this purpose.

"Swiss experts have held successful studies of weather conditions and the behavior of polar ice. Their experience could be helpful for Artic research," Mr. Rossier said. "My country isn't close to the polar latitudes, but we know a lot about glaciers and snow that never melts, especially in the mountains."