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Norwegian Parliament ratifies Barents Sea deal. Norway’s Parliament has voted unanimously in favour of the bilateral Norwegian-Russian maritime line of delineation in the Barents Sea. Today’s referendum comes as a result of the compromise struck bietween Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Russian President Dimiti Medvedev under his two-day state visit to Norway in April last year, as well as the treaty signing by Foreign Ministers Jonas Gahr Støre and Sergey Lavrov in Murmansk five months later. The deal settles a 40-year stalemate over the 125,000km2 area, and opens for cooperation on fisheries and management of hydrocarbon resources between the two countries.

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Norwegian Parliament ratifies Barents Sea deal

Published on Tuesday, 8th February, 2011 at 15:11 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 8th February 2011 at 15:22.

Norway’s Parliament has voted unanimously in favour of the bilateral Norwegian-Russian maritime line of delineation in the Barents Sea.

Dmitri Medvedev's visit
Dmitri Medvedev's visit
Photo: Norwegian Prime Minister's Office/Flickr


Today’s referendum comes as a result of the compromise struck bietween Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Russian President Dimiti Medvedev under his two-day state visit to Norway in April last year, as well as the treaty signing by Foreign Ministers Jonas Gahr Støre and Sergey Lavrov in Murmansk five months later.

The deal settles a 40-year stalemate over the 125,000km2 area, and opens for cooperation on fisheries and management of hydrocarbon resources between the two countries.

The final obstacle is ratification by the Russian Duma, but FM Støre is quietly confident this will happen in the not-too-distant future.

“According to signals I have received the Russian process is on track, even though it wasn’t possible to achieve full compatibility. I believe the signals from Oslo will be taken note of,” he tells NRK.




Published on Tuesday, 8th February, 2011 at 15:11 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 8th February 2011 at 15:22.

This post has the following tags: barentssea, maritimedelination, norway-russia, jensstoltenberg, dmitrimedvede, jonasgahrstoere, sergeylavrov.





  
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