Fairbanks meeting participants to adopt declaration on Arctic peace commitment
On May 11, Fairbanks (the US, Alaska) Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting participants will adopt a declaration on the commitment of all Arctic states to peace, stability and cooperation in the Arctic, RIA Novosti reports, quoting the Russian Foreign Ministry's Information and Press Department.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will represent the Russian delegation.
"After the Ministerial Meeting, its participants will adopt a declaration in which all Arctic states will be expected to reaffirm their commitment to peace, stability and cooperation in the Arctic. They will also support initiatives aiming to further nature-conservation cooperation, making the region more resilient and adaptable to the consequences of global climate change, as well as other initiatives," the Information and Press Department wrote.
Plans for the upcoming Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting include signing an intergovernmental agreement on strengthening international Arctic scientific cooperation. "The document will boost the efficiency of academic research about the Arctic. Russia and the United States co-chaired the negotiating process on drafting this document," the comment reads.