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Russia: Putin meets with Norwegian, Swedish PMs at Arctic Forum03:00

Russia: Putin meets with Norwegian, Swedish PMs at Arctic Forum

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
April 9, 2019 at 16:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on the sidelines of the 5th International Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.

The Russian leader pointed to the importance of cooperation between the Nordic countries and Russia in the Arctic Ocean.

"The biggest [thing] from them is agreements about demarcation of the Barents Sea, cooperation and [of] parts of the Arctic Ocean. And this is very positive for bilateral cooperation and for cooperation in the Arctic region as a whole," Putin said.

"On some issues we have common views, on some different views but those are also needed to be discussed," Lofven noted.

The two-day International Arctic Forum brings together international organisations, government bodies, and scientific and business communities from Russia and around the world, to consolidate efforts to ensure the sustainable development of the Arctic and to improve living standards in the region.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on the sidelines of the 5th International Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.

The Russian leader pointed to the importance of cooperation between the Nordic countries and Russia in the Arctic Ocean.

"The biggest [thing] from them is agreements about demarcation of the Barents Sea, cooperation and [of] parts of the Arctic Ocean. And this is very positive for bilateral cooperation and for cooperation in the Arctic region as a whole," Putin said.

"On some issues we have common views, on some different views but those are also needed to be discussed," Lofven noted.

The two-day International Arctic Forum brings together international organisations, government bodies, and scientific and business communities from Russia and around the world, to consolidate efforts to ensure the sustainable development of the Arctic and to improve living standards in the region.

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