Arctic Council Ministerial

20 May 2021, Reykjavik, Iceland

The 12th Ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council marked the end of the two-year Icelandic Chairmanship term. The meeting was held on 20th May 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland. It provided an opportunity to review the Council’s activities and accomplishments under Iceland’s Chairmanship, and sees the Russian Federation assume the role for the next two years.

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Photos of the Ministerial meeting for editorial use are available on the Flickr account of the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the recording of the meeting and press conference as well as b-roll are available on the Vimeo account of the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

The outgoing and incoming Chairs of the Arctic Council. Minister Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson handed the gavel, the symbol of the Arctic Council Chairmanship, to Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for the Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council (2021-2023).

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