It is unclear who will take over the position, but the goal is to advance US interests in the region, according to Home Office spokesman Vidant Patel. The task will be to interact with seven other countries – Canada, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Russia – as well as indigenous peoples, other groups and reports. BBC.
Patel adds that peace and stability in the region are of “critical strategic importance” to the United States.
It is said that Secretary of State Anthony Blixen will soon appoint someone to the position.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited the Canadian Arctic on Friday. Russia’s capabilities in the north are increasingly challenging the defense alliance, according to Stoltenberg. Among other things, hundreds of new and old military bases from the Soviet era were opened in the region.
China’s exploration of resources in the Arctic is also worrisome.
Beijing and Moscow pledged to intensify practical activities in the Arctic. It’s part of a deeper partnership that challenges our values and interests, Stoltenberg said.
Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski welcomes this news. She notes that the United States is the only country in the Arctic that currently lacks an ambassador specifically responsible for the region.
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