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JULY 11, Natalia Slugina, Head of Chukotka International Relations Department, NF Regional Coordinator, visited Yakutsk to discuss opportunities for strengthening cooperation between Chukotka and Sakha Republic (Yakutia), including Chukotka's engagement in the Northern Forum activities. 


During her visit to Yakutsk, Natalia Slugina had a meeting at the Ministry of External Relations and Ethnic Affairs of Sakha Republic (Yakutia) with First Deputy Minister Vladimir Vasiliev, Russian MFA Representative in Yakutsk Nikolay Diakonov, First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Sakha Republic (Yakutia) Mikhail Prisyazhny and Acting Deputy Executive Director of the Northern Forum Olga Timofeeva-Tereshkina. The meeting discussed increasing the cooperation as part of the implementation of Agreement on trade, economic, research, social and cultural cooperation between the Government of Sakha Republic and Government of Chukotka, as well as Chukotka's participation in the work of the Northern Forum. 


Natalia Slugina also met with the Rector of M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University Evgenia Mikhailova. She thanked the university for cooperation, recognized their extensive work on specialists training and expressed the hope to work together to broaden the scope of education programs.