Perspectives and problems of the international cooperation were discussed in Tromsø
Minister of economic development of the Murmansk region Elena Tikhonova takes part in the annual international conference "Arctic frontiers – 2019", which takes place in the Norwegian Tromsø from 20 to 25 January. This year's conference theme is "Smart Arctic".
During the first day of the conference with the participation of Minister of foreign Affairs of Norway, Ine Eriksen Søreide, a U.S. Senator from the state of Alaska Lisa Murkowski, representatives of regional authorities of the northern regions of Norway, Russia and Finland, diplomats and scientists discussed the development and strengthening of bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the North, the role of the international organizations, which exist in the macroregion, relations between the centre and regions in the development and implementation of the strategy of development of the Arctic territories. In addition, a working meeting of the Barents stakeholders was held with a discussion on the goals ndd perspectives for the upcoming period.
Elena Tikhonova dedicated the second day of her visit to Tromsø to bilateral negotiations with the Chair of Troms County Government Willy Ørnebakk, the heads of the Norges Fiskarlag and the cruise company Hurtigruten. The ships of this company are to call at the port of Murmansk in the late summer of 2019.