Authorities: the cooperation with Norway is a priority for the Arctic

Authorities: the cooperation with Norway is a priority for the Arctic


Murmansk region and Norwegian province are not simply neighbors, but closely interrelated in the political, economic and cultural fields, said the Deputy Governor of the region Alexey Tukavin.

MURMANSK, 1 Dec. Murmansk region interacts with the Norwegian provinces a quarter of a century in politics, Economics, culture, and this collaboration is for the Russian Arctic a priority, said the Deputy Governor of the region Alexey Tukavin met with Chairman of the government of Troms Cecilia Murse.

The current visit to Mrs. Muret, who had been to Murmansk before, became the first foreign trip as head of government Troms — she was elected to the post in October. “The collaboration with the Norwegian counties is a priority for the Murmansk region. With Norwegian colleagues we are working together for more than a quarter of a century, and over the years, we have achieved a great deal”, said Tukavin. He noted that regions are not simply neighbors, but also closely linked in the political, economic, cultural spheres.

The Deputy Governor also noted that during the Murmansk international business week in November of this year, the Russian side proposed Norwegian colleagues his version of the plan of cooperation between Murmansk oblast and Troms County in 2016. “With the Norwegian side we have established effective dialogue, we constantly reaffirm our interest in cooperation”, — concluded the TYUKAVIN.

“We live in this part of the world where there is a huge potential for development, and this development happens, we need to cooperate,” — said in his speech Cecil Murse.