The Head of the Republic of Komi Vladimir Torlopov had a meeting with a group of Finnish journalists.
The journalists develop environmental topics. Their trip was organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Republic of Komi at the assistance of Timo Sipola, Barents-Press Association Director.
Welcoming the journalists V.Torlopov underlined that the cooperation between the Republic of Komi and Finland had a long history and solid basement.
“Our partnership is wide and multiple. It includes economics, mainly a development of a timber sector, ecological policy, science, culture, education, youth policy, sports. There are interesting projects in agriculture. The Republic of Komi contributes greatly in international relations and cooperation in the world Finno-Ugric community. Our region has become a place for international forums in different spheres,” said the Komi Head.
Answering the journalists’ questions the Head of the Republic said that collaboration of Komi and Finnish ecologists concerned drinking water quality, preserving biodiversity, studying climate change, forecasting and preventing floods. Also the journalists were interested in the indigenous peoples’ cultural and language heritage preservation.
They expressed a wish to visit Yugyd Va National Park, to familiarize with the work of environmental and scientific organizations, system of specially protected natural areas of the Republic of Komi and to meet the representatives of Komi forestry.
Source: Republic of Komi