The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation will take into account the resolution of the forum "Arctic: today and the future"
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation considered the resolution of the VI International Forum «Arctic: today and the future».
The specialists of the Ministry studied the proposals of the forum participants, concerning international cooperation in the Arctic.
Regarding international cooperation in the scientific field in the Arctic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation noted that "at an Arctic Council ministerial meeting on May 11, 2017 in Fairbanks (United States of America), an intergovernmental agreement was signed to strengthen international Arctic scientific cooperation, which includes all Arctic states, including the Russian Federation. This document is intended to promote interaction in this area, including on the protection of intellectual property, access to scientific data and results of data processing, as well as to the research infrastructure and research areas".
Also, the ministry commented on the initiative related to the promotion of cooperation in the field of culture and tourism the Russian Presidency of the Council of the Barents Euro-Arctic Region (CBEAR)."Within the framework of the CBEAR Joint Working Group on Culture, is established Barents scholarship in the field of culture of 10 thousand euros, which will be awarded every two years to young artists and creative groups from Russia, Norway, Finland and Sweden, whose efforts are aimed at developing humanitarian contacts in the region. The scholarship is financed from the regions participating in the Barents cooperation", - noted the department.
As emphasized in the Ministry, the proposals expressed in Resolution of the VI International Forum «Arctic: today and the future» will be taken into account in the activities of the Russian Foreign Ministry on the development of international cooperation in the Arctic, including through the Arctic Council.
It should be reminded that on May 15, 2017, deputy Prime-Minister of the Russian Federation and Chairman of the State Commission for the Development of the Arctic Dmitry Rogozin instructed the leaders of the working groups, the scientific, business and expert council of the State Commission to consider the resolution of the VI International Forum «Arctic: today and the future» and submit proposals to the Russian government Federation.