Preparations for the Arctic: Territory of Dialogue International Arctic Forum are well underway
The first meeting of the Organizing Committee for the Arctic: Territory of Dialogue, the VI International Arctic Forum, takes place12 November 2021
In the course of the meeting of the Organizing Committee for the Arctic: Territory of Dialogue, the VI International Arctic Forum, that will be held from 11 to 13 April 2022 at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre, the main preparations have been discussed.
'Russia has become the chair of the Arctic Council on 20 May 2021. The main goal of the chairmanship is the sustainable social and economic development of the Russian part of the Arctic region as well as strengthening Russia's position in the international arena. The programme of the chairmanship includes over a hundred events in ten key areas, such as economy, environment, human resources development, support for indigenous peoples of the Arctic region, etc. The highlight of our chairmanship will be the International Arctic Forum that is scheduled to host for 2,500 guests from over 50 different countries,' says Yuri Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District.
According to Anton Kobyakov, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, Executive Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the International Arctic Forum, the international community will discuss relevant matters on the economic prospective development of the Arctic region in compliance with all the environmental standards.
Aleksey Chekunkov, Head of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and the Arctic, shares how the programme project is being developed. It consists of eight thematic units: Sustainable Economic Growth, Human Resources Development, Environment and Global Warming, the Northern Sea Route for Sustainable Shipping and Transport, Priority Sectors of the Arctic, Post-Covid Healthcare in the Arctic Region, Science and Technology, and Arctic Tourism.
The Minister points out that they are also planning to hold the Arctic Youth forum that could take place at a new venue — in Arkhangelsk.
Alexander Beglov, Governor of St. Petersburg, further comments on making preparations for hosting the Forum in Saint Petersburg. He highlights the vast experience in holding major international events that the Russian northern capital has. The Governor adds that the scientific organisations and factories in St. Petersburg are willing to present their projects on the Arctic region at the Forum.
Following the meeting of the Organizing Committee, the instructions on the necessary preparations in compliance with the sanitary and epidemiological requirements of Rospotrebnadzor have been provided. They concern the city infrastructure, the hotel network in St. Petersburg, and the Forum venue.