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COPENHAGEN, June 12 /ITAR-TASS/. The Arctic should be saved from being an arena of conflicting interests of rival countries, Vladimir Torlopov, a members of the international committee of Russia’s Federation Council upper parliament house, told Itar-Tass on Wednesday after a meeting of the Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region.
“The Arctic is a unique region, so, whatever happens on the continent, we must be able to reach compromises,” he said. “Obviously, the Arctic is a future place of difficult solution. Everybody agrees that a consensus is needed. But how this can be done is a problem. Russia is sparing no efforts to have all problems in the Arctic settled in the spirit of cooperation, through talks.”
He said he was satisfied with the friendly atmosphere at the meeting, which “discussed solely issues linked with the Arctic region - the economy, ecology, interests of the indigenous peoples and conservation of bio resources.”
Participants, according to Torlopov, showed interest to a draft international agreement on security of transport and tourist vessels in the Arctic Russia was working on.
The meeting was generally dedicated to agreeing an agenda for the next Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region due to be held in September in Canada.