Official information
Banner
Banner

Prime Ministers Stoltenberg and Medvedev meet in St.Petersburg

 

altPrime Minister Jens Stoltenberg says Norway and Russia are continously developing a closer cooperation in important fields.

 

"We see this in the agreement on the maritime boundary in the Barents Sea, the Norwegian-Russian fisheries collaboration, the energy collaboration, maritime search and rescue routines and early warning routines at possible nuclear emissions in the North”, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said after talks in St. Petersburg Friday with his Russian colleague, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

The results of the Norwegian-Russian fisheries collaboration demonstrate that cooperation and proper management may be fruitful, Stoltenberg said.

“This year’s catch quota for cod is historically large - 1 million tons. Fisheries are of major importance to the economy of both countries, in particular as a business for the population up north. The maritime delimitation treaty secures that the good fisheries collaboration between our countries may continue, and also offers new possibilities for economic activities. The activity we have seen so far indicate what we may expect in the future”, Stoltenberg said after the meeting.

In the meeting with Medvedev Stoltenberg also brought up restrictions towards the civil society in Russia.

“I expressed my concern at the restrictions that recently have been imposed on the civil society in Russia. We see that such legal changes have already had their impact on the cooperation between Norwegian and Russian voluntary organisations”, said Stoltenberg.

“I also discussed the serious situation in the Korean Peninsula with Medvedev. We are both concerned for the situation and the possible consequences for regional stability and security in East Asia. Russia has played an important role as participant in the Six-Party Talks on North Korea. In the recent time the rhetoric has become sharper. It is now vital to avoid an escalation. North Korea has the main responsibility to lower the conflict level and return to the negotiation table”, said Stoltenberg.

Friday's meeting between Medvedev and Stoltenberg took place after the Environmental Protection Conference in St. Petersburg. Russia presently holds the presidency of the Baltic Sea Council. The conference is a follow-up of a Finnish 2010 call for a summit to look into what can be done to improve the environmental conditions of the Baltic Sea.

(NRK/Press release)


Related Articles

Norwegian cancels all domestic flights

Low-fare airline Norwegian has today, Wednesday cancelled all domestic flights in Norway, Denmark and Sweden, after the union stepped up the strike by the airline's pilots...Read more...

New leader of the Norwegian Nobel Committee

Former Conservative Party (Høyre) Government Minister and Member of Parliament Kaci Kullmann Five has been elected new Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. She replaces Thorbjørn Jagland, who has led the Nobel Committee for six years. ..Read more...

Statoil awards Mariner contracts to Asco

Norwegian energy provider Statoil (U.K.) Limited has on behalf of the Mariner co-venturers awarded the contracts for supply base and warehousing services for the Mariner field to Asco UK Limited...Read more...

Ice Hockey:: Zuccarello signs extension with Rangers

The New York Rangers and right-wing Mats Zuccarello have agreed on a contract extension of four years, according to ESPN...Read more...

Air Travel: Pilots' strike continues

The strike by 70 pilots at low-fare airline Norwegian continues, and today, Tuesday, 13 flights have been cancelled, due to the strike which began Saturday...Read more...

Labor Party names candidates for new deputy leader

Hadia TajikTrond Giske and Hadia Tajik have been named deputy leader candidates for the Labor Party. The new party leaders and a new central board will be elected during the national assembly from April 16-19. ..Read more...

Skiing World Championships: A fourth gold for Northug

Norway's Petter Northug secured his 4th gold medal of the Nordic Skiing World Championships, when he won the men's 50km cross country mass start event at Falun, Sweden on Sunday. ..Read more...

Skiing World Championships: 20 medals for Norway

Norwegian participants collected altogether 20 medals at the Nordic Skiing World Championships in Falun, Sweden, this past week: 11 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze...Read more...

Avalanche hit four cars - all survived

A large avalanche hit four cars carrying a total of 11 persons on Highway E39 in Hordaland county on Sunday afternoon. All survived, and only three persons, one of them a baby, received minor injuries...Read more...

Norwegians receive death threats by SMS

PoliceSeveral hundred Norwegians have received death threats by text message from a telephone number registered in Lithuania. ..Read more...

New winter storm batters coastal Norway

Another winter storm is this weekend battering coastal Norway south of Trondheim, as well as musc of the mountain regions of Southern Norway. Driving conditions are difficult, and many roads are closed...Read more...

Ski Jumping: Team Gold for Norway

The Norwegiaan jumpers won the ski jumping team event at the 2015 Skiing World Championships at Falun, Sweden on Saturday, ahead of Austria, with Poland in third...Read more...

Cross Country gold and silver for Norway

Norway's Therese Johaug won her third gold of the 2015 Nordic World Ski Championships after racing to victory in the cross country 30km mass start competition in Falun, Sweden on Saturday...Read more...

Cross Country gold and silver for Norway

Norway's Therese Johaug won her third gold of the 2015 Nordic World Ski Championships after racing to victory in the cross country 30km mass start competition in Falun, Sweden on Saturday...Read more...

Nordic Combined: Team bronze for Norway

Magnus Moan and Håvard Klemetsen secured another bronze medal for Norway when they came third in the Nordic Combined team event of the Skiing World Championships at Falun, Sweden on Saturday. ..Read more...

62 Degrees North

http://www.norwaypost.no/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/612298Web_0074_hm_567x378_72.jpg

Sea Safari

Let the adrenalin flow during our exiting sea safari in an open rapid RIB boat. Discover Ålesund from the sea. Visit seal colonies and experience puffins and eagles at the See details

http://www.norwaypost.no/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/979953Web_Brosundet_lighthouse_room_49.jpg

Brosundet Lighthouse

Hotel Brosundet is small and intimate with only 47 rooms. The jewel in our treasury-box is Room 47. Only a few minutes walk from the hotel lies the old and See details

http://www.norwaypost.no/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/489969Web_DSC_4757.jpg

Storfjord Hotel

Storfjord Hotel is a secluded luxury hotel situated in Øvre Glomset, 30 km east of Ålesund, on a hillside overlooking the Storfjord and the Sunnmøre Alps. Ever since it opened See details

http://www.norwaypost.no/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/971299Web_Kajakk_Brosundet.jpg

Kayaking in Brosundet

A surprisingly large number of Norway’s most stunning natural attractions are concentrated around 62 degrees north latitude. Our company, 62˚Nord is a local company, with the intimate local knowledge necessary See details

http://www.norwaypost.no/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/739979Web_640__Somerruter_Foto_RasmusKongs__re.jpg

Summer Trip

Join a tour with a comfortable sightseeing boat to the wild and majestic Hjørundfjord, with stunning views of mountains and fjords at their most spectacular! The meeting between the torn See details

Local News in Brief

Social Networking

Statoil
Norges Rederiforbund
Eidsvoll 200 year

.Partners

Norsk Romsenter
Bedin Front Right Top
Folkeuniversitetet
NORGE.NO/DIFI