Russian Foreign Minister: Moscow advocates shared use of Northern Sea Route
Moscow supports the joint development and use of the Northern Sea Route, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said addressing a session at The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue 5th International Arctic Forum.
"I would like to emphasize that overall we are for developing the Arctic through cooperation. This also applies to the Northern Sea Route that we are responsible for but want to jointly develop and use," the minister said.
The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue 5th International Arctic Forum was held in St. Petersburg on April 9 and 10. The State Commission for the Development of the Arctic convened for a meeting on April 9.