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Arctic Council 2019 - Joint Statement - Finland

PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 8:37 am
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Arctic Council Ministers meet, pass Chairmanship from Finland to Iceland, Arctic States conclude Arctic Council Ministerial meeting by signing a joint statement

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 07 May 2019  Last Updated: 09 May 2019

At the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland, Ministers of the eight Arctic States, leaders from the six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations and the Chairs of the six Working Groups of the Arctic Council met to mark the passing of the Chairmanship from Finland to Iceland. In the Rovaniemi Joint Ministerial Statement, the Arctic States reaffirmed the Council’s commitment to maintain the Arctic as a region of peace, stability and constructive cooperation. Additionally, Finland’s Foreign Minister Timo Soini released a Chair’s statement, summarizing the Council’s achievements and giving guidance for the next two years. The International Maritime Organization was accredited as a new Observer.

7 May 2019, Rovaniemi, Finland. Today the Foreign Ministers from the eight Arctic States, leaders from the six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations and the Chairs of the Council’s six Working Groups convened at the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland, to conclude the two-year Finnish Chairmanship and to mark the beginning of the Icelandic Chairmanship. The Arctic States reaffirmed the Council’s commitment to maintain the Arctic as a region of peace, stability and constructive cooperation in the Rovaniemi Joint Ministerial Statement 2019, which was signed by all eight Foreign Ministers. The joint statement also reaffirms the Arctic States’ commitment to the well-being of the inhabitants of the Arctic, to sustainable development and to the protection of the Arctic environment.

In addition, the Chair of the Arctic Council, Finland’s Foreign Minister Timo Soini summarized the work of the Council in the Chair’s Statement, which also provides guidance for the Council’s work during the incoming Icelandic Chairmanship.

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