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High-level meeting in Greenland on 10-year anniversary of the Illulissat Declaration

21.05.2018  10:01

Starting today, H.E. Anders Samuelsen, Denmark’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, and H.R.H. Vivian Motzfeldt, Greenland’s Minister for Education, Culture, Church and Foreign Affairs, are hosting a high-level meeting in Illulissat, Greenland on the occasion of the 10-year anniversary of the Ilulissat Declaration, in which the coastal States bordering the Arctic Ocean agreed to maintain the Arctic as a low-tension region, where disputes are resolved peacefully.

The purpose of the meeting is to affirm the support of the Arctic States to the principles of the declaration and to discuss the joint efforts for a peaceful and productive cooperation. The Kingdom of Denmark will also use the high level meeting in Ilulissat to focus on sustainable economic development in the Arctic region. In addition to the hosts, the meeting will have participation from ministers and representatives from the United States, the Russian Federation, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Arctic indigenous peoples.

Photo by Mads Pihl, 'A fishing vessel near the Illulissat'  

Photo by Mads Pihl, 'Royal Arctic Line supply ship'

Photo by Stian Klo, 'the Ilulissat harbor one early August'