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NEAR Secretariat Attends Northern Forum between Sep. 25 and 262019-09-30

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Choi Ju-hwa, Manager of International Cooperation Team, and two delegations from the NEAR Secretariat took part in the Northern Forum (Northern Sustainable Development Forum) held in Sakha Republic of Russia, the chair member of NEAR, and exchanged views with government officials regarding plans to strengthen cooperation with NEAR.


The NEAR Secretariat discussed future cooperation promotion possibilities between the Secretariat and Arctic regions through a meeting with Daryana Maximova, the executive director of the Northern Forum. In addition, the NEAR party did public relations work such as inviting a representative of Chukotka Region who took part in the Northern Forum to join NEAR.

 

Approximately 100 Arctic experts from 13 countries such as Korea, China, Japan, Canada, Iceland, and Finland, and 14 Russian regional governments participated in this forum.


The Northern Forum was established in 1991 and consists of 14 member groups. Among them, 6 members from Russia and 7 members from Korea such as Gangwon-do Province are NEAR members.



Meanwhile, the NEAR Secretariat held a meeting with Cherdonov Semen, the first Deputy Minister of Sports in Sakha (Yakutia) Republic on September 26. In this meeting, Sakha Republic showed their intention of hosting the ‘NEAR Traditional Sports Festival’ during the holding period of the NEAR General Assembly in 2020.