Strong Norwegian focus on economic cooperation in the Barents Region
- I believe that the Barents Cooperation can become an important arena
for international cooperation also in mining and minerals as the Barents
countries share both the potentials and the challenges in this field as
well as a long experience of extraction and refinement. We will explore
these issues in our work on a Norwegian national strategy of minerals
which will be finalized later this year, said Rikke Lind, State
Secretary, when visiting Sør-Varanger iron mine in Kirkenes in April.
Ms Rikke Lind, State Secretary of Ministry on Trade and Industry,
visited Syd-Varanger iron mine in Kirkenes and the Sámi Parliament
in Karasjok in April as part of the preparation of the Norwegian mineral
strategy. Ms Lind also visited the Russian-Norwegian Border Station, Borisoglebsk-Storskog that has been expanded to handle the
increase of cross-border transport.