Press Statement
Mark C. Toner
Acting Deputy Spokesman, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 6, 2011


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Nuuk, Greenland May 11-12 with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to participate in the Seventh Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council.

The Arctic Council is composed of the eight Arctic states, with involvement of Arctic indigenous groups, and is the pre-eminent intergovernmental forum for cooperation in the Arctic. At this meeting, Secretary Clinton will sign an Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement, the first binding international agreement among the eight Arctic States and an important step in saving lives in the region.



PRN: 2011/705