Remarks: Secretary Clinton and Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre after Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting

U. S. Department of State (April 06, 2009) – “The United States appreciates Norway’s leadership in the Arctic Council, and it’s the current chair of that council. And we certainly are grateful for the minister’s contribution to the success of today’s joint session of the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting and the Arctic Council. As Arctic members, as one of the five countries – Norway being another, Russia, Denmark, and Canada – whose landmasses all converge on the Arctic, it’s important that we work together to ensure that any development in the Arctic takes into account the region’s fragile ecological balance. In the months ahead as we move closer to December’s UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, we will work closely with one another to ensure that that conference creates a viable framework for addressing the threat of climate change” [...]

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