International Arctic Forum to be held in St. Petersburg on April 11-13
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International Arctic Forum to be held in St. Petersburg on April 11-13

Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev said that St. Petersburg would host the International Arctic Forum on April 11-13, 2022.

“The International Arctic Forum will be held in St. Petersburg on April 11-13, 2022. According to the plans, President of Russia Vladimir Putin will attend the forum,” he said.

The biennial The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue Forum was to take place in 2021, but was postponed until 2022 due to the difficult epidemiological situation. Today the information on the event schedule has been confirmed by an official source.

As usual, the participants in the forum will focus on improving the living standards in the Arctic region, preserving its unique ecological potential, ensuring sustainable socioeconomic development in polar territories, and strengthening international cooperation to this end.

“For us in our current capacity as the chair of the Arctic Council, the forum is of particular practical importance in addressing the key issues pertaining to the Arctic territories. The IAF is a unique space for constructive cooperation with international and regional organizations and an opportunity to focus on Russian and international priorities, including climate change, the environment, economic cooperation in the Arctic, sustainable development of transport infrastructure, and human capital development. Russia intends to ensure the sustainable development of the Arctic region and to preserve its social, economic and natural balance,” Presidential Adviser and Executive Secretary of the IAF Organizing Committee Anton Kobyakov said earlier.