Naryan-Mar, 13-14 December 2016
The 5th BEAC CSO Meeting under the Russian Chairmanship was held on December 13-14, 2016 in Naryan-Mar. Representatives of Russian, Norwegian, Finnish, Icelandic and Swedish Foreign Ministries as well as of the EU participated in the event. Igor V. Koshin, Governor of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug held a welcome speech and presented new opportunities of the Okrug for the international cooperation in high-technology areas. The agenda of the meeting included issues of cooperation in the fields of culture in the Barents region, enhancement of the BEAC WGs' efficiency, further activities regarding summit of indigenous peoples of the Region in Moscow in 2017. The report of the International Barents Secretariat and Barents Regional Council were also presented at the meeting.