Rosatom to set up Northern Sea Route’s international public council
Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation is moving to establish an international public council of the Northern Sea Route. Its statutory meeting is scheduled to be held on June 6 aboard the Project 22220 multirole nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika, the lead ship in its class, during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), according to Rosatom's communications department.
"Rosatom is an authorized infrastructure operator for the development of the Northern Sea Route. Participants in the statutory meeting will discuss the council's establishment, its activities and short-term plan of work," officials said.
Rosatom General Director Alexei Likhachev, Rosatom Deputy General Director Vyacheslav Ruksha, who is in charge of the Northern Sea Route Directorate, Russian Minister of Transport Yevgeny Ditrikh, Minister for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic Alexander Kozlov, Head of the Federal Agency for Sea and Inland Water Transport Yury Tsvetkov, Krasnoyarsk Territory Governor Alexander Uss, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area Governor Dmitry Artyukhov, Sovcomflot General Director Sergei Frank, NOVATEK CEO Leonid Mikhelson, Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs Konstantin Kosachyov, as well as representatives of foreign organizations and companies, are expected to attend the meeting.
The council will finalize its lineup by September, and hold its first expanded meeting on September 4-6, 2019, during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.