Espen Barth Eide to sign Host Country Agreement with Arctic Council

Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide will take part in the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø on 21 January. On the same day, Mr Eide will also sign the Host Country Agreement between Norway and the Arctic Council, which will now have a permanent secretariat in Tromsø. Members of the press are invited.

 

The Arctic Council is the most important arena for discussing common challenges in the Arctic. It will now have a permanent secretariat in Tromsø. Mr Eide and the secretariat’s new director, Magnus Johannesson, will sign the Host Country Agreement on 21 January at 17:00. Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and Canadian Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq will also take part in the event and the subsequent press conference. The venue is the Fram Centre in Tromsø. 

Members of the press who wish to take part are requested to send an email to for accreditation. 

During his visit to Tromsø, Mr Eide will also address the Arctic Frontiers conference at the University of Tromsø and visit the Port of Tromsø.   

The Arctic Frontiers conference will take place between 20 and 25 January. This year’s theme is “Geopolitics and Marine Production in a Changing Arctic”. You can read more about the conference here: http://www.arcticfrontiers.com/

Members of the press who would like to interview Mr Eide should contact Communications Adviser Veslemøy Lothe Salvesen: +47 995 68 584.  

 

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