Sergey Lavrov thanked the authorities of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug for organizing of the visit of ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation
15:07 17 января 2019
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In Moscow during the press-conference on the results of activity of Russian diplomacy in 2018 the Minister of foreign affairs Sergey Lavrov expressed gratitude to the authorities of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug for organizing of the visit of ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the northern region. As we should remind, in July of 2018 the governor of the arctic region Dmitry Artyukhov held the working meeting with twenty representatives of the Russian ministry of foreign affairs. The delegation also visited the plant on production of liquefied natural gas “Yamal LNG” in Sabetta.
“It is principally important for us that the ambassadors has been acquainted with what the regions live today, especially in today’s conditions, when diplomacy becomes all-encompassing and discusses not only purely political issues, but also considers initiatives that allow promoting economic interests of the country, of our economic operators”, Sergey Lavrov said, adding that the information is very important for representatives of the Ministry of foreign affairs. – “It’s very useful for them. I talked to some of them. It is very important to see how the region lives, the region, which is one of the engines of development not only of Siberia, but also of the Russian Federation in general. The projects being implemented here are of the highest world level”.
The minister notes that the role of regions in fulfillment of Russia’s foreign policy is very important today. According to Sergey Lavrov, subjects more often establish promising external economic ties. Thus, Yamal is one of active participants of the Arctic Council events. This international organization includes Canada, Finland, Iceland, Norway and other countries of the world. During the work of the Council the participants in detail discuss issues of development of arctic resources, preservation of ecology, protection of interests of indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities of the North, as the press service of the governor of Yamal informs.
It should be noted that Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug always paid special attention to development of external economic, scientific and cultural relations. Today 78 countries of the world are covered with geography of cooperation. Together with foreign colleagues more than a thousand joint events were implemented.
The presence of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in the international agenda is stipulated with the strong position of Yamal in the circumpolar region. Socioeconomic development of the region, work on preservation of traditional lifestyle of indigenous peoples of the North contributes to it. Merits of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in the sphere of support of indigenous peoples were recognized, including at meetings of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York.