Marina Kovtun: Despite growing international tensions, the Arctic is still an area of dialogue
The 5th international meeting of the Arctic council member and observer states, and the scientific community, is taking place in Arkhangelsk on September 15-16.
"Leaders from a number of regions, and high-ranking officials from several Arctic Council member states have come to Arkhangelsk," Arkhangelsk Region Acting Governor Igor Orlov said. The event is being attended by officials from the Murmansk Region, the Republic of Komi, as well as representatives from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, China, Korea and many other countries.
"Despite growing international tensions, the Arctic is still an area of dialogue where you cannot do without cooperation, mutual understanding, and good-neighborly relations," Murmansk Region Governor Marina Kovtun said.
According to Mr. Orlov, the conference, which will take place on September 16 as part of the international meeting, will focus on finding solutions to issues in the Arctic such as the preservation of the environment and the creation of conditions for human life in the northern climate.