The Arctic Forum. The President will pay attention to unique ecosystems and improvement of life quality
15:52 8 апреля 2019
Категории: News in English
President Vladimir Putin in his speech at the Arctic forum will pay attention to preservation of unique arctic ecosystems, improvement of population’s life quality in the region and strengthening of international cooperation. The aide to the head of the state Yuriy Ushakov told journalists about it.
“The Arctic. An Ocean of opportunities” is the main theme this year. It means that the main attention will be paid to issues of providing of sustainable socioeconomic development of the Arctic, preservation of unique arctic ecosystems, improvement of population’s life quality in the region and strengthening of international cooperation for this purpose. Our President will focus on these topics in his speech at the plenary session”, Ushakov said.
According to him, it is important that this year Vladimir Putin will hold separate negotiations with leaders of northern countries, as RIA “Novosti” informs.
“The joint dinner for all the leaders will take place on the 9th of April. It will be useful and interesting discussion, which will cover, probably, not only the theme of the Arctic, but also the most topical international issues”, the Aide to the President added.
The International Arctic Forum “Arctic — territory of dialogue” will be held on the 9th and the 10th of April in St. Petersburg. It is planned that President of Iceland Guðni Johannesson, President of Finland Sauli Niinistö, Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg and Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven will participate in the forum.
The International Arctic Forum is one of the key platforms to discuss problems and prospects of the Arctic region at the world level. The business program will be based on three tracks: “Coastal territories”, “Open Ocean” and “Sustainable development”.