Russia wants to develop the Arctic and to cooperate with neighbors in the region on an equal basis

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ARKHANGELSK, March 30. /TASS/. Russia intends to actively develop the Arctic and to cooperate in this matter with other States. Stated, speaking at the plenary session of the forum “Arctic – territory of dialogue”, Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Together with the Russian head of state in the plenary session was attended by his colleagues from Finland and Iceland. The President of Finland Sauli Niinisto proposed to convene to discuss issues of the region, the Arctic summit. Vladimir Putin has declared readiness to take part in it. At the forum on Thursday also discussed the environmental, health and business development.

The development of reasonably

Russia will not abandon the development of the Arctic. “Our plans for the development of this region of the world are completely justified,” – said President Putin, adding that “it is unlikely that it can change our priorities in this region.”