Arctic Council to meet on board the nuclear icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy under the aegis of Russia’s Security Council
The Arctic Council's member countries and observer states will hold their sixth international meeting from August 30 to September 1 on board the nuclear icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy, RIA Novosti reported, citing the Russian Security Council's press service. The conference participants will make the voyage on board the icebreaker from the port of Anadyr to the port of Pevek.
The press release said that the upcoming meeting's agenda includes the issues of ensuring security in the Arctic and key issues of political, economic and cultural cooperation between the Arctic countries. Discussions will examine international law; organizational, technological and logistics aspects of sea transport in the Arctic; international cooperation on ensuring environmental security in the Arctic; and prospects for developing Arctic tourism.
Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev will head the Russian delegation at the meeting.
The conference takes place every year at the Russian Security Council's initiative. State officials, business community representatives, and researchers and academics are invited to take part.
In 2015, the conference was held in Arkhangelsk at the Northern (Arctic) Federal University where participants discussed security in the Arctic; training specialists for Arctic development and global Arctic projects; strengthening international cooperation in ecosystem preservation and protecting the Arctic's natural environment; and preserving traditional ways of life and ensuring Arctic region indigenous peoples' sustainable social development.