2017 Arctic Council ministerial meeting will be in Fairbanks

first_imgFairbanks has been selected to host the next ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council in 2017.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports U.S. special representative to the Arctic Adm. Robert Papp revealed the location Monday at the Arctic Frontiers 2016 meeting in Norway. Next year’s meeting is scheduled for May 2017.The Arctic Council is an intergovernmental forum that allows nations with Arctic assets to meet and discuss policy. It includes the U.S., Canada, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Denmark.The ministerial meetings take place every two years at the handing over of the chairmanship. Secretary of State John Kerry is serving as the U.S. minister and as chair of the Arctic Council during the U.S. chairmanship, which ends in 2017.The 2015 conference was held in Canada.last_img

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