The Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov sees no potential for conflict in the Arctic.
He said this, speaking at the plenary session of the Arctic Council, held in Alaska.
“Russia is doing and will do to the Arctic has developed as an area of peace, stability and cooperation. There is no potential for any conflict,” he was quoted by “RIA Novosti”.
The topic of security was also touched upon yesterday, during the informal meeting of foreign Ministers of countries belonging to the organization.
Himself, the Arctic Council comprises Canada, Finland, Russia, USA and the Scandinavian countries (Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Denmark) part of whose territory is in the Arctic. It also includes several indigenous peoples whose representatives have voting rights on par with States.