Putin sets up committee to prepare for Russia's Arctic Council Chairmanship

President signed an executive order on establishing an organizing committee to prepare for Russia’s Arctic Council Chairmanship in 2021-2023. Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, was appointed its chair.

It is necessary for the chair to approve the committee’s lineup in a month.

For its part, the committee has to submit a concept of Russia’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council and a plan of the main measures and events to the Prime Minister for subsequent approval. The government of the receiving country shall finance all expenses to prepare for and facilitate the Russian Federation’s chairmanship of the Council.

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