John Kerry talking to Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) and Canada’s Chair of the Arctic Council Leona Aglukkaq at the Arctic Council meeting in Kiruna in 2013. Photo: Trude Pettersen

John Kerry to visit Svalbard

United States Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Svalbard to see climate change on close hold.
June 13, 2016

Kerry, who is visiting Norway this week, will travel to the Arctic archipelago of Svbard together with Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

Climate change, oceans, fisheries and marine environment are on the agenda. Kerry has called the Arctic a thermostat where the effects global warming will have on the planet are already visible.

During his visit to the Arctic, the U.S. official will get a briefing about how Norway by following scientific advice has been able to preserve its important fish stocks, Brende says to NTB, NRK reports.

On Wednesday, John Kerry will be discussing security policy together with other participants at Oslo Forum, an international network of armed conflict mediation practitioners co-hosted by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue.

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