Vladimir Putin called for more active involvement of extra-regional states in the Arctic
The president of the Russian Federation emphasised that Russia is open for joint work with all interested partners.14 April 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin called for greater involvement of extra-regional states in the development of the Arctic zone of Russia, Interfax reported.
'I believe that, considering the current circumstances, the so-called extra-regional states and associations should be more involved in cooperation in the Arctic. There will be enough work for everyone here,' said the head of state on Wednesday at a meeting via video conference on the development of the Arctic zone of Russia.
At the same time, Putin noted: 'To everyone who, like Russia, is interested in the sustainable development of this unique region, we will offer joint work. We see the Arctic not as a field of geopolitical intrigue, but as a territory of dialogue, stability and constructive cooperation'.
The President stressed that 'Russia is open to joint work with all interested partners — within the framework of both current and future programmes and projects in the Arctic.
According to him, 'the special conditions created here, as well as various preferences for Russian and foreign businesses are valid proof of our intentions'.