Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the United States condemned Russia’s provocative invasion of Ukraine on March 3, a serious obstacle to international cooperation, including the Arctic, caused by Russia’s actions. I paid attention to.
“We continue to be convinced of the Arctic Council’s lasting value for circumpolar cooperation and repeat our support for this institution and its activities,” the Artic Council said in a joint statement. “We are responsible for the people of the Arctic, including the indigenous peoples who contribute to and benefit from the important work done by the council,” they added.
“The core principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity under international law have long supported the work of the Arctic Council, a forum currently chaired by Russia. In the light of Russia’s serious violations of these principles. , Our representative will not travel to Russia for the Arctic Council meeting, “the statement read. In addition, the Arctic Council will participate in all meetings of the Council and its subsidiary bodies until it considers the current situation and considers the modality needed to enable the Council to continue its important work. He said it would be temporarily suspended.
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