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Patrushev to head Russian delegation at meeting in Sabetta in August
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Patrushev to head Russian delegation at meeting in Sabetta in August

The seventh annual international meeting of Arctic Council member states, observer states and representatives of the international scientific community held under the auspices of Russia's Security Council will take place on August 29-30 in Sabetta, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, the Security Council Press Service told RIA Novosti. Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev will head Russia's delegation at the event.  

The meeting's agenda will examine security issues related to carrying out energy infrastructure projects in the Arctic and transport and logistics aspects of ensuring security in the Arctic region, RIA Novosti reported. Other items on the agenda include international environmental cooperation and implementing social programs and regional development in the Arctic. Representatives of government bodies, business, research centers and universities have been invited to take part.    

In 2016, the annual event took place on board the nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy. The participants in that meeting discussed various aspects of sea transport in the Arctic, international cooperation to guarantee environmental safety in the region, and prospects for developing Arctic tourism.