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Head of Yakutia discussed with the President of Iceland the possibility of a joint event with the Northern Forum in Yakutia
The head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Egor Borisov, met with the President of Iceland, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson. According to the press service of the administration of Yakutia, the meeting took place in the framework of work at the international assembly of the Arctic Circle (Arctic Circle) in Reykjavik.
The head of Iceland said that the Assembly of the Arctic Circle in Reykjavik will become traditional: at the level of the Government of Iceland, it has already been decided to hold similar summits in Reykjavik in 2015-2017. In addition, in the coming years, the Arctic Circle Secretariat is planning visiting sessions on specific areas in Greenland, Singapore and the USA.
For his part, Egor Borisov invited the President of Iceland and the heads of the secretariat of the Arctic Circle forum to consider holding a joint event with the Northern Forum in Yakutia. One of his topics, in the opinion of the head of Yakutia, could be the problem of permafrost degradation.
“Yegor Borisov's proposals met with great interest from Olafur Grimsson. Especially the President of Iceland was attracted by the idea of holding a joint event in Yakutia, he clarified some details of the possible implementation of such a project, "the message says.
The meeting was also attended by the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic Arthur Chilingarov and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Iceland Anton Vasilyev.