Opposition’s demand of Assad’s immediate resignation absurd - Russian envoy to GenevaRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 16:34
Moscow celebrates Defender of the Fatherland DaySociety & Culture February 23, 16:19
ISS astronauts capture Dragon with manipulatorScience & Space February 23, 14:36
Vitaly Churkin’s body delivered to RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 12:30
Ukrainian military shell Donetsk water purification plantWorld February 23, 11:45
Scientists discover three Earth-sized exoplanets that may potentially harbor lifeScience & Space February 23, 5:50
Syrian opposition ready for direct talks with government delegation — representativeWorld February 22, 21:56
UN Syria envoy expects no breakthrough at new round of Syria talksWorld February 22, 21:09
Russia opposes sharing responsibility for fate of Middle East refugeesRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:36
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Governance Committee for the Arctic Economic Council (AEC) is pleased to announce it has approved the Arctic Economic Council's foundational documents for ratification at its annual meeting in Tromsø, Norway in April.
Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150910/265586LOGO
These documents include its rules of procedure, strategic plan, membership dues, as well as membership terms and conditions. This milestone was reached through participation and/or input from the following countries and organizations:
Tara Sweeney, AEC Chair commented, "I am proud to stand with the members of the Governance Committee to present the recommended documents at the annual meeting. Our recommendations demonstrate a strong commitment to responsible economic growth in the Arctic. The Governance Committee members showed diverse and impressive expertise in reaching agreement on this important foundational step."
AEC Vice-Chair from Finland, Tero Vauraste, remarked, "This landmark accomplishment was only possible through remarkable pan-Arctic collaboration, and through cooperation we have strengthened the AEC."
"This inaugural meeting has set a high standard for doing business in the Arctic. We have a pathway to a corporate governance structure that will establish the AEC as an effective partner for, and facilitator of, business development in the Arctic," said Evgeny Ambrosov, AEC Vice-Chair from Russia.
The AEC is a business forum established to facilitate Arctic business-to-business activities, promote responsible economic development and provide a circumpolar business perspective to the work of the Arctic Council. The inaugural meeting was held in September 2014 in Iqaluit, Nunavut Canada. It has a 42-member board from eight Arctic states and six permanent participant organizations. Finland will assume the chairmanship from the U.S. in 2017. For more information, visit www.arcticeconomiccouncil.com.
CONTACT: ANU FREDRIKSON
Director, AEC Secretariat