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Mr Morten Høglund represented SCPAR at Arctic Council meeting 6 November

The Chair of SCPAR attended a meeting between the Arctic Council Chairmanship and observers to the Arctic Council in Stockholm 6 November 2012.

The Swedish Chairmanship hosted the meeting to improve the dialog with the observers to the Arctic Council.

In his intervention Mr Høglund focused on the recent Arctic parliamentary conference in Akureyri and the articles in the Conference Statement addressing Arctic governance. Mr Høglund was satisfied with the recent developments of the Arctic Council, especially the establishment of a permanent secretariat in Tromsø and the legally binding agreements between the Arctic countries.

The message from the Arctic parliamentary cooperation is the they want more of this, such as new binding agreements between the Arctic countries.

Read more about the meeting.

Thursday 08 Nov 2012