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Celebrations to mark 20 years of Barents cooperation – webcast

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Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg is to host the celebrations in Kirkenes on 3–4 June to mark the 20th anniversary of the Barents cooperation.

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg is to host the celebrations in Kirkenes on 3–4 June to mark the 20th anniversary of the Barents cooperation.

The Barents cooperation has been important for building confidence and promoting stability in the northernmost areas of Norway. In connection with the celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary, a new Kirkenes Declaration will be adopted, focusing on economic growth and sound environmental management across borders in the High North. 

The guests in Kirkenes include Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Finland Jyrki Katainen and the new Prime Minister of Iceland, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. 

Follow the press conference between Medvedev and Stoltenberg 4 June at 14.30

There will be live coverage of the summit in Kirkenes on the Internet (from 09:00 on Tuesday 4 June).  

See photos from the summit in Kirkenes here

Read more about the Barents summit.