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MOSCOW, April 4 (Itar-Tass) —— First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov urged the Foreign Ministry to coordinate a plan for implementing the strategy of Russian presence in Spitsbergen.
“The Foreign Ministry of Russia needs to finish coordinating the action plan for the implementation of the strategy, and all interested agencies to join in the implementation efforts,” Zubkov said at a meeting of the relevant government commission on Wednesday, April 4.
The strategy up to 2020 was approved by the government on March 20. The document provides the legal framework for the Russian presence in Spitsbergen, contains key tasks, areas, principles and mechanisms of its implementation, as well as the expected results from stage-by-stage work.