Foreign Minister of Norway: Successful cooperation between Russia and Norway in the North continues
Norway and Russia continue to successfully cooperate at high latitudes, TASS reports quoting Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende in his interview with the Norwegian News Agency.
"The challenges hindering cooperation between Russia, Europe and NATO have not affected the Arctic yet, which is good. Successful cooperation between Russia and Norway in the North continues," he commented.
Brende stressed that in the past few months the countries completed the draft agreement on seismic data collection up to and along the dividing line on the continental shelf in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean. The agreement will be signed next spring. The countries also agreed to expand the near-border visa-free area.