Russia will take measures for comfortable work of indigenous peoples in the Arctic Council
9:30 12 мая 2017
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The head of the ministry for foreign affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov promised to take measures for providing of more comfortable participation of representatives of Russian indigenous peoples in the work of the Arctic Council.
He declared about it on the Ministerial meeting of the council, which took place in Alaska. “I promise to take measures, which will allow representatives of indigenous peoples of Russia more comfortably to participate in the work of the Arctic Council”, as Sergey Lavrov said.
The Arctic Council includes Russia, Denmark, Iceland, Canada, Norway, the USA, Finland and Sweden. Permanent participants are included to the council beside these countries, which have the right to take decisions. These are organizations of indigenous peoples of the North: the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON), Arctic Athabaska Council, Aleut International Association, Gwich’in Council International, Inuit Circumpolar Council and the Saami Council. They participate in preparation of all documents and decisions, as TASS informs.
Also Sergey Lavrov says that Russia calls to activate the work of the Arctic Economic Council. As the minister notes, it is clear that successful development of cooperation is impossible without strengthening of its resource potential. In this regard in support of projects he would like to highlight significance of an instrument, which allows using new technological solutions and inculcating ecological initiatives, including on decrease in emissions of black carbon and liquidation of accumulated industrial wastes. According to Sergey Lavrov, Russian priorities include extension of mutually beneficial economic ties. “We welcome launch of cooperation in the Arctic Council in the sphere of telecommunications and offer to activate the work of the Arctic Economic Council on this example”, as the Minister for foreign affairs of the Russian Federation said.