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Egor Borisov spoke at the plenary session of the International Assembly "Arctic Circle" in Reykjavik
Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), President of the non-governmental organization of the northern regions of the world "Northern Forum" Yegor Borisov accepted the participation in the second international assembly “Arctic Circle” in the capital of Iceland Reykjavik. This was reported by the press service of the administration of Yakutia.
“The geographical position of Yakutia, which occupies a significant part of the Arctic zone of Russia, determines its special role and responsibility in the international politics of our country. Therefore, here in Iceland, where a new platform is being created for discussing the problems of the Arctic, we act not only as the region chairing the Northern Forum, but above all, we represent the interests of the Russian Federation, ”said Yegor Borisov.
Speaking at a meeting of the Arctic Circle, the head of Yakutia stated that in the twenty-first century, the Arctic is becoming the most important region for all mankind. In this regard, the modern Arctic should "move away from the threats posed by tough economic and political competition." According to Yegor Borisov, a variety of tools and partnership mechanisms in the Arctic should be welcomed, but “interregional ties are in the forefront in this context”. “When we talk about relations between the regions, first of all, we mean the exchange of information, experience, for example, between Yakutia and Alaska or between Yakutia and Lapland, between the indigenous peoples of Yakutia and the northern territories of Canada,” he explained.
“A significant part of the entire Arctic is located within the Russian Federation. Russia is a serious and very important player in the Arctic. Therefore, our country is ready to continue equal and trustful relations with all interested partners, ”the head of Yakutia emphasized.
On the eve of the forum Egor Borisov gave an interview to EastRussia. Full interview text.