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Secretary Clinton: Travel to Nuuk, Greenland for Arctic Council Ministerial

May 11, 2011 to May 12, 2011


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was in Nuuk, Greenland May 11-12 with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to participate in the Seventh Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council.

The Arctic Council is composed of the eight Arctic states, with involvement of Arctic indigenous groups, and is the pre-eminent intergovernmental forum for cooperation in the Arctic. At this meeting, Secretary Clinton signed an Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement, the first binding international agreement among the eight Arctic States and an important step in saving lives in the region.

05/12/2011  Remarks With Danish Foreign Minister Lene Espersen After their Meeting
05/09/2011  The Road To Nuuk 
05/09/2011  Briefing on Upcoming Arctic Council Ministerial

Press Releases
Arctic Council Completes Major Science Report on the State of Arctic Cryosphere
Secretary Clinton Signs the Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement with Other Arctic Nations
Department of State Announces the Successful Conclusion to Arctic Council Meeting 

Related Information
Seventh Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council

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