Russian Security Council experts: Situation in the Arctic is stable and predictable
Although the situation in the Arctic remains stable and predictable, the efficiency of government management should be enhanced. The conclusion was made by the Security Council's Interdepartmental Commission for Strategic Planning, RIA Novosti reports.
"Russia controls almost one-third of the entire Arctic territory, and we must ensure the sustainable development of Russia's Arctic zone. First of all, we need to create modern transport, energy and information infrastructure, resolve the issues related to resource and industrial development, and improve living standards of the peoples of the North," Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev told a meeting of the commission.
The Interdepartmental Commission for Strategic Planning described the Arctic situation as stable and predictable in the context of actively developing multi-lateral cooperation between Russia and other Arctic states. A new version of the state program Social and Economic Development of the Russian Arctic Zone has been adopted.
"We have reviewed additional measures to enhance government management efficiency, to better coordinate activities of all Russian relevant state policy entities in the Arctic and to remove problems that stand in the way of implementing the Arctic zone development strategy," the statement reads.