During his working visit to Naryan-Mar, Yamal’s Governor Dmitry Kobylkin will take part in the meeting of representatives of the member states and observer countries of the Arctic Council and the international scientific community under the auspices of the Security Council of the Russian Federation on August 6.
According to the official portal of Yamal, the meeting will be attended by representatives of the President and the Government of the Russian Federation, the scientific communities of Canada, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, South Korea, China and other countries, the Plenipotentiary Ambassadors, as well as the heads of the Arctic regions of Russia - the Yamalo-Nenets and Nenets Autonomous Regions, the Murmansk and Arkhangelsk regions, the Republic of Komi.
One of the main activities of the upcoming meeting will be the International Conference on topical issues of security and sustainable development in the Arctic, during which they plan to discuss the issues of security of national information infrastructures, development trends and characteristics of state support for the indigenous minorities of the North in the Arctic Council’s countries, ensuring safe development of the Arctic resources, as well as a possibility to use the Northern Sea Route for cargo handling.
In addition, there will be a scientific section, a thematic exhibition on the culture, traditions and conditions of living of the indigenous minorities of the North, development and conservation of the Arctic, as well as a visit to the Prirazlomnaya marine Arctic station, where search and rescue exercises of the Rescue Centre are to take place.
‘The region has entered the new stage of industrial development. Research work will enable us to better understand trends and effects, all processes occurring in the Arctic. This will help us more efficiently exploit resources, and preserve the native nature, improve the quality of life of the population in our harsh lands,’ said the Governor of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region.