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VLADIVOSTOK, September 5. /TASS/. International political process do not affect the prospects of extension by Russia of the arctic shelf borders, Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology Sergey Donskoy told reporters.
"We are working with the UN and the UN experts, so what is currently happening in international relations does not affect these processes," he said, answering a question on whether there are prospects of borders extension with regard of Russia’s relations with the US and Europe.
Donskoy noted that the 44th session in New York is being held to discuss the issue of the arctic shelf borders extension, and the 45th session will be held in November.
The third Eastern Economic Forum (EEF-2017) will be held in Vladivostok on September 6-7. On Tuesday, September 5, a number of events from the preliminary program are to be held. TASS is the forum’s main information partner, the official photo hosting provider and the operator of the forum’s presentation zone.