Russian excitement over Brende visit

Børge Brende’s visit to Russia is warmly welcomed by the organisers of the conference ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’.(Photo: The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Last week, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende announced that he will be attending a conference in Arkhangelsk, Russia, in March.


Last week, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende announced that he will be attending a conference in Arkhangelsk, Russia, in March.

Now the Russian conference organizer confirms that Børge Brende will attend the conference ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’.

- It is the first time in three years that at Norwegian Foreign Minister visits Russia, the organizer writes in a press statement.

The conference takes place 29-30 March in Arkhangelsk.

According to the organizers, 1.500 participants from 14 different countries will attend the conference. In addition to Norway, there will be delegates from a.o. Denmark, Canada, China, USA, Finland, Switzerland, Iceland and Japan.

The Russian president Vladimir Putin will also attend the conference.

A long line of business leaders from Russian and international companies will attend the conference, the main theme of which is ‘People and the Arctic’.
So far there is no information about who Børge Brende will meet when in Arkhangelsk.





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