Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Icelandic counterpart Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the International Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg on Wednesday.
The Russian leader said relations between Moscow and Reykjavik have “always been extremely constructive and friendly”.
His Iceland counterpart stressed that the Arctic is what bonds Russia and... Еще Iceland.
“When there are differences and disagreements they are there to be resolved, and one thing always remains, the Arctic is there and it unites us,” said Johannesson.
The two-day International Arctic Forum brings together international organisations, government bodies, and scientific and business communities from Russia and around the world, to consolidate efforts to ensure the sustainable development of the Arctic and to improve living standards in the region.