Tromsø ready for the Ministerial

This week Tromsø in Northern Norway will be the capital of the Arctic as the city is the venue for The Arctic Councils biennial Ministerial Meeting on April 29.

Besides this event the Norwegian minister of Foreign Affars, Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre, together with former US Vicepresident, Mr. Al Gore, have called several of the worlds foreign ministers to a conference about the global warming. The conference entitled “Melting Ice: Regional Dramas, Global Wake-Up Call” is taking place today (April 28).

The two meetings will gather around 400 of the worlds leading experts and politicians on Arctic matters. In addition round 80 journalists and photographers have announced their participation.

Tromsø is well prepared for the meetings. During the last days spring has come to the city with almost 70.000 inhabitants. There is still snow on the ground but much has disappeared and in the gardens the seasons first tiny flowers are growing from the dark soil. 

Photo and text by: Arctic-council.org

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