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Igor Orlov:
«Arkhangelsk will become the international capital of the Arctic»

March 18 19:00
Photo by Nikolay Gernet

The head of the region told us how Pomorie is preparing to the Arctic forum.

The press conference of the Arkhangelsk Region Governor Igor Orlov, dedicated to the preparation of the region for the international forum «The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue», was held in TASS News Agency, North-West branch.

The Governor reminded that the Arctic Forum will be held in Arkhangelsk on a regular basis, every two years, by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation.

— This document affirms an obvious postulate: Arkhangelsk is the international capital of the Arctic. It will host discussions and development of solutions aimed at improving In Arkhangelsk, local media have joined the press conference onlinethe activities in the Arctic of all states that intend to work in high latitudes, – Igor Orlov emphasized.

Forums within the forum

Interest in the forum (the number of participants has already reached 1,600 people) is also due to the urgency of the declared topic: «Man and the Arctic».

So, within the framework of the main event, there will be a forum with the participation of the governors of the Arctic territories, the International Youth Educational Forum «The Arctic. Made in Russia», representatives of the Arctic municipalities will discuss issues of local importance.

One of the central events will be the meeting of the State Commission for the Development of the Arctic and the Russian-Chinese meeting on economic cooperation.

«Forum guests will want to return to Arkhangelsk»

According to the Governor, the holding of such an event as the forum «The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue» with the participation of the President, heads of other states, ministers for foreign affairs, heads of the subjects of the Russian Federation, scientific Igor Orlov: «The Arctic is an unexplored opportunity for the future and the ancient traditions of people who have lived here since time immemoria»and business community is not only an honorable mission for the Arkhangelsk Region, but also a high responsibility.

Therefore, special attention is paid to the hospitality infrastructure, ensuring the guests' stay and work: transport, accommodation, meals.

The head of Pomorie noted that the forum will not be limited to the framework of the business program:

«There will be a lot of interesting cultural and sporting events for the participants. In the region, everything is ready for the guests to return to Arkhangelsk for the next Arctic forum, which will be held in 2019».

«Interest in the forum – interest in the region»

Answering journalists' questions, Igor Orlov stressed that interest in the forum gives rise to interest in the region, and invited guests to other important events of the year – the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Arkhangelsk Region and the 75th anniversary of the Cabin Boy School of Solovki.

— Today we visited the exhibition in the Yusupov Palace, dedicated to Solovki. I would very much like this amazing archipelago not to be associated exclusively with the prison camps, with the history of the Solovki Prison Camp. And the Arctic should not be associated only with the extraction of hydrocarbons. The Arctic is both unexplored opportunities for the future and the ancient traditions of people who have lived here since time immemorial, – Igor Orlov emphasized.

Press Service of the Governor and the Government of the Arkhangelsk Region

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