Trutnev chairs meeting to prepare for The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue forum
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Trutnev chairs meeting to prepare for The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue forum

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev paid a working visit to the Arkhangelsk Region and instructed local authorities how to prepare for the upcoming 5th The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue international forum. These preparations will help to create favorable conditions for the work of the business program participants, according to the press service of the Roscongress Foundation, which is in charge of organizing the event.

Trutnev who heads the forum's organizing committee, Arkhangelsk Region Governor Igor Orlov and top managers of several specialized agencies visited the city airport, Northern (Arctic) Federal University, due to host most of the business-program events, the embankment of the Northern Dvina River (where exhibition pavilions will be located) and the Lomonosov Arkhangelsk Drama Theater, where the forum's plenary meeting will take place.

After inspecting the venue, Trutnev chaired a meeting, with the participants discussing the readiness of local facilities to host the 5th The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue international forum, scheduled to be held April 9-10, 2019.

"The holding of the international Arctic forum will have a positive impact on the region's development. This strategy is correct: our work must improve the lives of people. Igor Orlov's team was advised on how to make preparations for the forum," Trutnev told the participants.

Russian Presidential Adviser Anton Kobyakov urged the concerned officials to select event venues in the most responsible manner. "This is an international forum, and Russia spends substantial resources on streamlining the Arctic cooperation process involving those interested in the region's development. Therefore we must create favorable conditions for the productive work of business program participants," Kobyakov noted.

Arkhangelsk Region Governor Igor Orlov confirmed that the local authorities were working hard to prepare for the event, and that they were ready to implement large-scale projects aiming to improve public spaces in Arkhangelsk, the city's infrastructure and forum venues.