International session “Cooperation in the Arctic” to be held as part of Murmansk International Business Week on 14 November 2018
On 14 November 2018, the 7th Murmansk International Business Week will host an international session “Cooperation in the Arctic” for the first time ever with the support of RF the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, says press center of Murmansk Region Government.
The event purpose is to shape a comprehensive picture of international links of the Murmansk Region with the existing and potential foreign partners, experience exchange and revealing of new points of growth for strengthening of contacts with the Barents Euro-Arctic neighbors and partners in the Asia.
The session is supposed to gather representatives of the authorities, diplomatic institutions, business society and public organizations of Norway, Finland, Sweden, Faroe Islands, Korea, China, etc.
Murmansk will host the International Business Week on 12-16 November 2018.
The Murmansk Region has a special strategic status for Russia. Geographical location defined the Kola Peninsula as a priority element in ensuring the geopolitical interests of Russia in the north of Europe and the Arctic. Its non-freezing deep-water the Kola Bay became the main base of the Northern Fleet, and Murmansk sea port became the center of industrial fishing in the Barents Sea and the North Atlantic, and the starting point of the Arctic.
Today, Murmansk is the only port in European Russia with an open access to major oceanic routes. Port of Murmansk has direct access to the Northern Sea Route, that links the Atlantic to the Pacific through the arctic waters and provides access to natural resources of the Far North, Siberia and the Far East.
The Murmansk Region located at the junction of transnational routes and having reliable sea, railway, road and air links with industrial Russian regions can surely be called a northern gateway of Russia.