Mr. Sam Tan went riding the reindeer sleigh. Yamal and Singapore discussed cooperation
15:50 25 марта 2018
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On the 24th of March in the government of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug the vice-governor of Yamal Irina Sokolova and a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Grigory Ledkov welcomed the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Minister of foreign affairs, Minister of manpower of Singapore Mr. Sam Tan and activists of public organizations. Mr. Sam Tan expressed gratitude for the invitation to Yamal and the expressed cordiality.
As Mr. Sam Tan shares his emotions, for him to be in Yamal is very unusual experience. In spite of the cold weather, he feels warmth in his heart, and this is primarily due to the cordiality and hospitability expressed by people of Yamal. He got great pleasure from participation in the celebration of the Reindeer Herder’s Day. He had never participated in anything like this before. He even went riding the reindeer sleigh. This is an impression for the lifetime, as Mr. Sam Tan says.
In his answer Grigory Ledkov underlined that he was very glad that the delegation of Singapore had found time to come to Yamal.
The visit is very important. The sides are unified with work in the Arctic Council. The example of Singapore will be very significant in their work in the Arctic Council. The first representative of the observer country of the Arctic Council came to get acquainted with life of indigenous peoples in the arctic region. Yamal very much counts on further high-quality international cooperation, as the parliamentarian says.
As Irina Sokolova notes, the governor of Yamal Dmitry Kobylkin is sure that preservation of the original way of life of indigenous peoples, their well-being and sustainable development is one of the main aims of the region’s development.
As Irina Sokolova says, this task is solved through constant communication between the authorities and the population, and all legislative initiatives that touch upon life of indigenous peoples pass through public discussion. In all towns and districts of Yamal there are public organizations, their representatives are included in the Public Chamber of Yamal and public councils at all levels of the power. Interests of public leaders at the local level are presented by Grigory Ledkov and Edward Yaungad. She expressed hope that the meeting would contribute to strengthening of relations between the sides and would allow exchanging the best practices for work of public organizations.
The participants discussed topical issues of further cooperation. The public activists of Yamal shared their experience of work on the territory.