Syktyvkar, 4-5 October 2016
The 4th BEAC CSO Meeting under the Russian Chairmanship was held on October 4-5, 2016 in Syktyvkar. Representatives of Russian, Norwegian, Finnish, Icelandic and Swedish Foreign Ministries as well as of the EU participated in the event. Larisa V. Maksimova, first Deputy Chair of the Government of the Komi Republic held a welcome speech. Nikolay N. Gerasimov, Minister of Industry, Transport and Energy of the Republic presented the potential of the region and told about a number of promising projects in the fields of mining, forestry, petrochemistry and energy. Representatives of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation and of the Federal Agency for Tourism also presented reports during the Meeting. A meeting with the Head of the Norwegian Barents Secretariat Lars Georg Fordal was held.