Energy projects in the Arctic will be discussed at the conference under the auspices of SB

© RIA Novosti / Ministry of defence to Opperate in fotoannunci expedition. Archival photoEnergy projects in the Arctic will be discussed at the conference under the auspices of SB© RIA Novosti / Ministry of defence to Opperate the image Bank

The issues of security of energy projects in the Arctic region will be discussed at the upcoming Russia under the auspices of the security Council of the Russian Federation international meeting of representatives of the member States of the Arctic Council observer countries in the Arctic Council and foreign scientific community, the press service of the RA security Council.

The conference is held annually at the initiative of the Russian security Council. For participation are invited representatives of authorities, business, research institutes and universities.

At the forthcoming international meeting in the village of Sabetta in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district is expected to discuss issues related to security for the implementation of energy infrastructure projects in the Arctic, the prospects for international economic cooperation in the field of Arctic energy, the report says.

It will also consider transport and logistics security objectives in the Arctic region, including in connection with the use of the Northern sea route for the development of the region. In addition, the agenda also included issues of international environmental cooperation, the implementation of social programs and regional development in the Arctic. Special attention will be given to strategies and approaches to preserve the lifestyles of indigenous small peoples of the North in the framework of the implementation of the national Arctic programs.

The Russian delegation will be headed by the Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev.

The previous such meeting took place in 2016 on Board the nuclear icebreaker «50 let Pobedy». Commenting on the results of the meeting, Patrushev said that «we need stability in the region, the absence of even a hint of confrontation Arctic States». «It’s important to encourage the positive development of the Arctic», — he stressed.

Patrushev added that for preservation of the Arctic as a zone of peace Russia supports mutually beneficial bilateral and multilateral cooperation with the Arctic States on the basis of international agreements, participant of which is Russia. «Increasing efficiency of foreign economic activity, scientific and technical, cultural interaction, and also frontier cooperation, including in the area of effective exploitation of natural resources, preservation of the natural environment in the Arctic,» said Secretary of the security Council.

© RIA Novosti / Anna Winpalace in fotoballoon in the Russian sector of the Arctic. Archival photoEnergy projects in the Arctic will be discussed at the conference under the auspices of SB© RIA Novosti / Anna Winpalace in fotoballoon in the Russian sector of the Arctic. Archive photo

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