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The Norwegian and Russian coast guards continue to develop relations in Barents sea

While military cooperation between the NATO and Russia became frozen, the Norwegian and Russian coast guards continue to develop relations in Barents sea. Last week Russian the small survey vessel of a coast guard the Polar region has moored to the Norwegian port Sortland.

At a meeting between coast guards of two countries questions of illegal fishing, an exchange of shots, and also creation of the general database on the trawlers which are carrying out an illegal craft in Barents sea were discussed.

Nevertheless, the Norwegian authorities were afraid of that Russian will cancel a meeting from - for the cool relations established between Russia and the NATO.

it is important, that a meeting which has been planned long before it, has taken place, and cooperation could develop further - the secretary has declared the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway of Elizabeth Valaas   the Norwegian company NRK.

Head of the Norwegian coast guard   Steve Olsen   has informed broadcaster NRK that cooperation with Russia will have more and more   important   value the next years.

- I am assured that it becomes one of the most important priorities for us. We possess rich stocks of sea natural resources: oil, gas and fish, has underlined   Olsen. Besides it, the North Pole thaws that will lead in the future bolshemu to number of commercial sea transportations on the Far North, he has added.

Norwegian - the Russian meeting started in Tromsyo on Tuesday. Then participants of a meeting have visited base of a coast guard in Sortlande. From the Russian side participation accepted the small survey vessel of a coast guard the Polar region And with Norwegian - the patrol ship of coastal action KV Harstad, informs a portal   barentsobserver. com   on referring to the program nrk. no.