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SCPAR meeting in Helsinki 20 November 2014

The Standing Committee met in Helsinki 20 November 2014. After the meeting the Committee hosted a seminar on security in the Arctic.


The participants at the SCPAR meeting in Helsinki

 

The meeting started with a conversation with Foreign Minister of Finland Mr. Erkki Tuomioja on current Arctic policy issues. There was an agreement among the participants to keep the Arctic cooperation continuing as normal, despite international tensions, to the largest possible degree.

The members of the Committee were also informed about cultural cooperation in the Barents region. The Committee will continue to address cultural cooperation in the Arctic at future meetings.

After lunch the Committee hosted a seminar on security in the Arctic. Coast Guard cooperation in the Arctic, the use of unmanned aircraft systems, and the resilience of Arctic communities were among the topics for the seminar.

 

 

Thursday 27 Nov 2014