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Meeting of the head of Murmansk city Administration Evgeny Nikora with the Consul General of the Kingdom of Norway in Murmansk Mrs. Astrid Narum

9 February 2021

On February 09, 2021, the head of Murmansk city Аdministration Evgeny Nikora with the Consul General of the Kingdom of Norway in Murmansk, Mrs. Astrid Margrethe Nerum, and the consul of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Norway in Murmansk, Mrs. Haakon Christensen Mue.

On September 4, 2020, she was appointed to the position by the State Council of Norway, and became the 11th head of the diplomatic mission of the Kingdom of Norway in Murmansk and the first woman in this position.

Before arriving in Murmansk, the Consul General worked in Moscow, Brussels and Copenhagen. Since 2018, she has been in charge of culture, education and health in the capital of the Arctic, and for the last several months she has been acting as her predecessor Eric Svedala.

“Apart from getting to know each other, one of the most significant moments of our meeting with the Consul General of Norway is to discuss possible formats for our joint work in this difficult time of the pandemic,” said Evgeny Nikora. – Murmansk city has been cooperating with the Kingdom of Norway for a long time. We pay great attention to interaction with the Consul General. Therefore, today"s meeting is very significant for Murmansk city Administration.

At the meeting, the parties discussed the implementation of joint projects, the intensification of business cooperation in priority sectors and the strengthening of twinning ties. 

Murmansk has two Norwegian twin cities – Tromsø and Vadsø. The friendly relationship has been going on for almost 50 years. On February 8, 2017, a protocol of intent was signed between the municipality of the city of Murmansk and the commune of Sør-Varanger.

The main areas of cooperation are healthcare, education, culture, technical interaction, as well as acquaintance with traditions and way of life.

Such interaction allows us to carry out joint economic projects, establish business and professional contacts. 

The meeting also discussed issues related to the implementation of projects in the territory of priority social and economic development "Capital of the Arctic" and in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation. Thanks to the adoption of a package of laws, the Russian Arctic is becoming the largest economic zone in Russia and the world with a single set of tax and administrative preferences. The Murmansk region is one of the few regions that is fully included in the Arctic zone.