Russian President to talk Arctic and energy with Norway



Russian President Dmitry Medvedev intends to raise issues of energy and of the Arctic when he meets with Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg in May, reports the Barents Observer.

“We are interested in strengthening relations with Norway on several levels, among them the development of cooperation within energy and the problems of the Arctic,” the president said when he met with Knut Hauge, Norway’s ambassador to Russia on March 2.

Norway and Russia share the Barents Sea and have a wide range of common interests in the High North. The two countries also have a 196 km long land border.

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