Eight national border services to discuss mutual cooperation in Kamchatka
On October 5-8, a meeting of experts from the Arctic Coast Guard Forum will take place in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Representatives of eight Arctic states, namely, Denmark, Iceland, Canada, Norway, Russia, the United States, Finland and Sweden, will attend the event.
According to a press release from the Russian Federal Security Service’s Border Directorate for the Eastern Arctic Region, members of the Arctic Coast Guard Forum aim to strengthen multilateral cooperation and interaction within Arctic high-seas areas and to accomplish a number of tasks.
“These tasks include navigation safety, protection of the marine environment, emergency responses and efforts to maintain the Arctic region’s sustainable development,” the press release noted.
Earlier, Kamchatka hosted an event involving Russian border guards and representatives of the US Coast Guard 17th District located in Alaska. They discussed cooperation matters.