Mogherini: The EU is interested in cooperating with Russia in the Arctic
Cooperation with Russia in addressing Arctic issues meets the interests of the European Union, RIA Novosti has reported, citing Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission.
There is "a clear interest of the European Union to further engage with all actors, including Russia, on the Arctic," the EU foreign policy chief said during the presentation of the new integrated EU policy for the Arctic.
She also spoke of the EU's commitment to ensuring that the region remains an example of constructive international cooperation.
"So we will continue to work with all relevant players, engaging with each of them, meaning with all the countries that have territories in the Arctic, but also other global players that have increased interest in the Arctic, such as China for instance, or other Asian actors, including also the potential of connectivity through the Arctic of different routes," she told reporters in Brussels.