Russia and India discuss promoting cooperation in the Arctic
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Russia and India discuss promoting cooperation in the Arctic

Nikolai Korchunov, Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Foreign Ministry and Chair of the Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials, had a meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister of India Sanjay Verma to discuss the prospects for promoting cooperation between the two countries in the Arctic region as part of foreign ministry consultations on the Arctic.

“The meeting covered prospects for promoting Russian-Indian cooperation in high latitudes, both in bilateral and multilateral formats, including at the Arctic Council. Both sides noted the great potential for developing cooperation in the economy, transportation, science and culture, including contacts between regions and civic organizations,” the statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

The ministry added that the Indian delegation was invited to take part in the Arctic segment of the seventh Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 5-8, 2022, where a presentation on the Russian regions’ investment potential will be held.

Taking part in the consultations were representatives of the Russian Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic, Rosatom State Corporation, the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, and the Association of Indigenous Peoples of the Russian North, Siberia and the Far East.