Russia views the Arctic as the territory of peace, constructive interaction and good neighbourliness. <...> We are convinced that there is no potential for conflict in the Arctic, and all the issues arising here can and must be resolved by political means at the negotiation table. None of those issues requires a military solution — Sergei Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
We are exploring how we can develop our cooperation further. We are working closer together, both bilaterally and in the Arctic Council, on ocean issues and maritime issues; we have a long-standing experience with the management of joint resources such as fish, for instance. We have a very successful history together with Russia, — Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway.
When participating in Arctic affairs and settling relations with the Arctic countries, China adheres to the principles of respect, cooperation, mutual benefit and sustainability. In Arctic affairs, China will not go beyond its authority and will not give up its interests. Not going beyond its authority means that China, as a non-Arctic country, does not interfere in the affairs within the Arctic zone between the countries of the Arctic — Arken Imirbaki, Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress.
In the world where there is a lot of rivalry, here in the Arctic, we have a unique opportunity to focus on the low tension, to focus on cooperation, and to deliver on some of the main, biggest questions — Anders Samuelsen, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Denmark.