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Arkhangelsk Mayor Viktor Pavlenko (left) and Tromsø Mayor Arild Haugsberg exchange documents making the two cities friendship twin-cities. Photo: Andrey Shalyov
Arkhangelsk Mayor Viktor Pavlenko (left) and Tromsø Mayor Arild Haugsberg exchange documents making the two cities friendship twin-cities. Photo: Andrey Shalyov
08.07.2011
Tromsø and Arkhangelsk team up

The Mayors of Arkhangelsk and Tromsø signed the twin-cities agreement on Thursday.

Viktor Pavlenko and Arild Hausberg signed an agreement which is based on a long experience of cooperation between people and institutions of Norway’s and Russia’s biggest cities in the Barents Region.

The cooperation already covers a wide range of projects in higher education, medical care, social services, culture. The new agreement is expected to give a new impulse of interrelations between Tromsø and Arkhangelsk especially in relation of Arctic development.

Both cities demonstrate own specific role in training specialists for Arctic exploration and in research activity in the arctic areas. On Friday, Arild Hausberg and the delegation from Tromsø municipality visited the Northern Arctic Federal University and other institutions of educational and social sector in Arkhangelsk.

Last year, the Northern Arctic Federal university signed an agreement on cooperation with the University of Tromsø.

Text: Andrey Shalyov

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BarentsObserver.com

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