The agenda of the 6th International Arctic Forum “Arctic: Territory of Dialogue”, which was previously scheduled for April 11-13, will be discussed at upcoming events under the Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. Arctic in 2021-2023, according to the Forum. Steering Committee.
“Despite the changes in the format of the Forum, we will continue to discuss the current agenda of the Arctic territories for the benefit of all Arctic countries and to propose mechanisms for a peaceful, stable and sustainable development in the northern latitudes in the framework of the upcoming events of Russia’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council,” said Yury Trutnev, Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian President in the Far Eastern Federal District and Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the preparation and support of the Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.
“The current opportunistic approaches of representatives of Arctic countries are hampering the development of cooperation in the region. However, Russia expresses its readiness to resume dialogue in the interests of the inhabitants of the Arctic, to ensure sustainable socio-economic development and to protect the environment,” said Anton Kobyakov, adviser to the Russian president and secretary Executive of the Organizing Committee for the Preparation and Support of the Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.
The Forum’s business program includes five thematic pillars: “Economic development”, “Improvement of living conditions in the Arctic”, “Logistics development in the Arctic”, “Environmental and climate issues in the ‘Arctic’ and ‘Science and Education’. The agenda of these priority areas will be discussed at summits, round tables and academic conferences under the Russian Presidency in 2022-2023. The next event – the International Seminar on the Preservation and Promotion of the Languages of the Arctic Small-Numbered Indigenous Peoples will take place on March 17-18 in St. Petersburg.
“All Russian Chairmanship events, with the exception of official meetings of the Arctic Council and its subsidiary bodies, should be held in accordance with the approved schedule. The Russian presidency will focus on solving national problems associated with the development of the country’s northern territories with a balanced combination of social, economic and environmental dimensions,” said the Chairman of the Arctic Senior Officials and Russian Ministry’s Roving Ambassador of Foreign Affairs, Nikolay Korchunov. .