“We are among initiators and keepers of the international Arctic agenda” commented Governor of the Murmansk region Andrey Chibis the 3rd international session “Cooperation in the Arctic” that was held online on November 17, 2020.
An international dialogue platform initiated by the Government of the Murmansk region 2 years ago has become an arena for productive discussions of relevant issues of the North and Arctic development. List of the session participants and speakers included Sergey Lavrov, Minister of foreign affairs of the Russian Federation, Alexey Chekunkov, Minister of the Russian Federation for the development of the Far East and Arctic, Sergey Ivanov, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport, Federation Council members Konstantin Kosachev and Alexei Pushkov, Ambassadors of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland to Russia as well as Ambassador of the European Union to Russia, Governor of Lapland.The session was moderated by Tomas Hallberg, Head of the International Barents Secretariat.
During the first panel Andrey Chibis presented measures being taken in the Murmansk region in order to increase investment attractiveness, restart the educational system and boost the tourism sector.
Governor Andrey Chibis noted that Barents cooperation once again proved its efficiency throughout the pandemic.
In his report Andrey Chibis highlighted that Murmansk region remains open and ready for cooperation.
17 November 2020