First US Arctic Ambassador as the Region Climbs on the DC Political Agenda,

US President Joe Biden plans to appoint an Ambassador-at-Large for the Arctic Region.

The position is created to further American interests and cooperation with Allies and partners in the Arctic, according to a press release from the State Department. The Ambassador-at-Large for the Arctic Region will advance U.S. policy in the Arctic, and engage with Arctic and non-Arctic nations as well as Indigenous groups a.o., the statement reads.

Senior Research Fellow Andreas Østhagen at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) says the announcement clearly shows that the US is serious about the Arctic and that the region has been climbing up on the political agenda. Läs artikel