Russian politicians on Barents seminar
In order to be acquainted with experience of Barents cooperation and Russian-Norwegian cross-border cooperation, the delegation of the Standing Committee on Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation of Parliamentary Association of the North-West Russia (PANWR) visits Kirkenes on October 17th 2013.
The Norwegian Barents Secretariat has put together a wide program, which starts with a miniseminar at the Secretariat’s office. In his opening remarks secretary general at the Norwegian Barents Secretariat, Rune Rafaelsen, emphasized the importance of maintaining a good dialog between Norway and Russia.
Therefore the meeting in Kirkenes would also have a focus on open dialogue and good discussion around the conference table.
08.30 Arrival in Kirkenes
08.30 The Barents Cooperation – 20 Years of successful cross border cooperation
by Rune Rafaelsen, Secretary General, Norwegian Barents Secretariat
08.50 Youth Entrepreneurship
by Morten Brugård, Norwegian Barents Secretariat
09.15 Presentation Finnmark County focus on economic cooperation and development.
by Runar Sjåstad, County Governor of Finnmark
10.00 Coffee break
10.30 Oil and Gas in the High North – Joint Cooperation Russia – Norway
by Johan Petter Barlindhaug
11.15 Presentation Sør-Varanger Municipality
by Cecilie Hansen, Mayor
11.45 Kirkenes Business Park
by Arve Tannvik
12.30 Norwegian – Russian Business Cooperation
by Rune Rautio, Akvaplan Niva
14.00 Visiting A/S Sydvaranger – Logistic and Mining.
by Trond Dahlberg, Tschudi Shipping Company