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
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
Seventh Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council