The Arctic Legal Forum will gather representatives of Russia and many foreign countries
11:10 26 ноября 2018
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The sixth International Arctic Legal Forum will be opened in Saint Petersburg on the 29th of November by the initiative of Yamal. “Preservation and Sustainable Development of the Arctic: Legal Aspects” is its theme. About 300 people practically from all northern regions of the country, from Moscow, Krasnodar, Novosibirsk, Tyumen and also from many countries of the world will participate in the forum. In particular, representatives of China, France, South Korea, Finland and consuls of other countries confirmed their participation.
The deputy governor of Yamal, the director of the regional department of international and external economic relations Alexander Mazharov notes that such wide representation of foreign countries is not accidental.
“The Arctic is the territory, which unites interests of people of the whole planet, and wellbeing of the whole world in much depends on its wellbeing”, he said. As he notes, people residing in the Arctic Yamal are not indifferent to forming of cross-state relations in the Arctic.
According to the deputy governor, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug is interested in strengthening of norms of the law, in development of friendly economic and cultural relations with northern regions of the country and arctic states.
“One of the sections of the forum will be dedicated to this topic. It is planned to discuss tendencies of socioeconomic potential from the point of view of international cooperation in high latitudes. Therefore, in regulation of use of the arctic space the colossal significance is given to norms of international law, activity of international organizations, national interests of states of the northern hemisphere”, as Alexander Mazharov underlined.
As we should remind, the first international arctic legal forum took place in Salekhard in 2011. The sixth forum in Saint Petersburg is organized by the government of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug together with the Ministry of natural resources and ecology of the Russian Federation and the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation. The aim of the event is in extension of circumpolar cooperation, strengthening of international and interregional interaction in legal sphere for elaboration of unified legal approaches to general problems of the North. Therefore, among the participants of the forum there are representatives of federal and regional bodies of the state power, representatives of science, business circles, in particular, of financial institutes and practically of all large fuel and energy companies, and the public.
The business program is planned for the 29th and the 30th of November. It includes such themes as education of high-qualified personnel for work in arctic conditions, ecological issues and legal regulation of responsible subsoil use. According to the representational office of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in Saint Petersburg, the experts intend to raise the issue of development of resources in the circumpolar area.