MOSCOW, February 26 (RIA Novosti) - A Russian
proposal on creating security structures in the Arctic region
will be discussed at a ministerial meeting of the Arctic
Council in April, Russia's foreign minister said on Thursday.
"At the forthcoming regular ministerial session of the
Arctic Council in Norway in April... the Russian initiative on
creating security systems for the implementation of economic
and infrastructure projects in the Arctic will de discussed,
and I hope, approved," Sergei Lavrov said.
The Arctic Council was established in 1996 to protect the
unique nature of the Arctic region. The intergovernmental forum
comprises Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Canada, Norway, Russia,
Sweden and the U.S.