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SCPAR meeting in Stockholm 14 February 2012

The Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region conducted a very successful meeting in Stockholm 14 February.

Photo: Ministry of foreign Affairs, Sweden

Chair of the Arctic Council Foreign minister Carl Bildt reported on the work under the Swedish chairmanship of the Council. Mr. Bildt reported of good progress in many areas of the cooperation and underlined the importance of a continued pragmatic Arctic cooperation to benefit the region and its peoples. In this connection a closer cooperation with the business sector and cooperate social responsibility will be prioritized by the Swedish chairmanship.

At the meeting the Committee also received information about oil and gas development in the Arctic from Mr. Lars Otto Reiersen and the work on oil spill prevention from Mr. Ole-Kristian Bjerkemo Chair of EPPR.


Thursday 16 Feb 2012