Putin: Russia is open to cooperation in the Arctic with all states
Russia is open to cooperation in the Arctic with all countries, and in the current conditions, extra-regional states should get involved in the development of the region, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting on Arctic zone development.
“I would like to emphasize that Russia is open to cooperation with all interested partners under current and future programs and projects in the Arctic,” Putin said. According to the president, this is evident in the special economic terms in place there, as well as the many preferences for Russian and foreign businesses.
“I believe that under the current conditions we should get extra-regional states and associations more involved in cooperation in the Arctic – there will be enough work for everyone. We will offer cooperation to all those who, like Russia, are interested in the sustainable development of this unique region,” Putin added.