11 august / 2017

Delegation of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District of Russia visited Iceland

On August 7-11, 2017 Yamal-Nenets autonomous district delegation visited Iceland.

The group was headed by Alexander Mazharov, Deputy Governor, Director of the Department of International and Foreign and Economic Relations of YNAO. Members of the delegation included representatives of regional administration, city councils, village administrations.

Ambassador Anton Vasiliev took part in the meeting of YNAO delegation with president of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and prime minister of Iceland Bjarni Benediktsson. They discussed social and economic development in the Arctic, other Arctic issues, climat change etc.

There were signed Memorandum of understanding between Administration of the municipality Shurishkarsky area and town Vestmanneyjar (Iceland) and Memorandum of understanding between the Administration of the Yamalsky area and Skagafjordur region (Iceland).