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DSC/ESC/PC Joint Special Seminar in Svalbard, Norway, 10-12 May 2017

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Report [132 JOINT 17 E]

From 9-10 May 2017, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and the Norwegian Parliament organised a seminar in Svalbard, Norway to discuss the changing climate in the Arctic and the implications for regional cooperation and security. More than 50 national parliamentarians from 18 member and partner nations were joined by senior government officials including, among others, Vidar Helgesen, Minister of Climate and the Environment and Marit Berger Røsland, State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as leading scientists and academics to discuss the situation in the High North. Øyvind Halleraker, Head of the Norwegian Delegation to the NATO PA opened the conference by noting that in recent decades the High North has generally been characterised by stability and cooperation and that Russia itself has been a cooperative partner. He expressed his hope that this would continue.

 

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