Minister Aglukkaq Meets with Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Minister Aglukkaq Meets with Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs 

January 21, 2013 - Tromsø, Norway - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, meets with with Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Espen Barth Eide.

The ministers discussed the themes for Canada’s upcoming two-year chairmanship of the Arctic Council, and the challenges and opportunities for sustainable Arctic development.

The overarching theme of Canada’s chairmanship, Development for the People of the North, contains three key sub-themes: Responsible Arctic Resource Development, Safe Arctic Shipping, and Sustainable Circumpolar Communities.

Minister Aglukkaq is visiting Iceland, Denmark, Finland and Norway in advance of Canada’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

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