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Index – Foreign Affairs – The United States delegates an ambassador to the Arctic

Index - Foreign Affairs - The United States delegates an ambassador to the Arctic

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According to him, the US government can decide on the appointment, among other things, because it is located in the North Pole
Russians are more active
. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg only spoke on Friday about how the Russians’ activities are also challenging them.

In addition to the Russians, six other countries – Canada, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark – have interests in the Arctic.

The US ambassador responsible for the region will be responsible for liaising with these countries, as well as with local Aboriginal groups and companies interested in them. In addition, the new official will assume all responsibilities that currently fall under the purview of the US Arctic Coordinator.

In this regard, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stressed: It is of “strategic importance” for the United States to maintain peace and stability in the region. He added: They will soon announce who will be nominated for this position, after which the Senate will decide to officially appoint the person.

Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski welcomed the news of the appointment, adding that among the powers interested in the region, she is now the only US ambassador responsible for representing the Arctic.

(Cover Image: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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