St. Petersburg holds video conference to discuss agenda for the Arctic –Territory of Dialogue forum
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St. Petersburg holds video conference to discuss agenda for The Arctic:Territory of Dialogue forum

During a St. Petersburg — Arkhangelsk video conference, Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region Igor Orlov spoke about the program for The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue international Arctic forum and current issues included on the agenda for the event. According to the organizer of the forum, the Roscongress Foundation, the video conference was part of the Arctic Media Association's First Media Forum held in St. Petersburg.

"For two days, Arkhangelsk will turn into the international capital of the Arctic," Orlov said. "It will serve as a venue for discussion on how to help all Arctic countries work more effectively, as well as the development of appropriate solutions to achieve this goal."

The governor said that the program featured numerous cultural and sporting events and that another four events would be held on the sidelines of the forum: the international youth educational forum The Arctic. Made in Russia, a forum of Arctic municipalities, a Northern Forum governor summit and an Arctic business forum.  

The Arctic Media Association is a professional journalists association which was established in 2013 at the initiative of Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University. The university will host The Arctic:Territory of Dialogue forum on March 29-30.

The Arctic forum is a key venue for an international-level discussion of the challenges facing the region and prospects for its development. The forum receives support from the Russian government and aims to have the international community join efforts in order to secure the sustainable development of the Arctic and raise the living standards of the local population. The forum was first held in 2010 to discuss the region's current problems. The second forum took place in 2011 with a focus on creating a transport system in the Arctic, while in 2013, environmental security issues were at the top of the forum's agenda.