The US is deciding to appoint its Ambassador to the Arctic region. They planned this action due to the increased military activity of Russia in the region.
The Ambassador-at-Large will be put in place to advance US policy in the northern polar region, a Department of State spokesman said.
On Friday, Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg was alert to the danger and destruction that was caused by Russia in the northern polar regions.
They informed that us the new US ambassador will engage with the seven other Arctic nations Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Russia as well as indigenous groups and other stakeholders, said State Department spokesman Vedant Patel.
Peace and stability in the region are of “critical strategic importance” to the US and a priority for Secretary of State Antony Blinken, he added.
Mr. Blinken will soon name the ambassador, whose appointment is subject to Senate approval.
The announcement comes as Russia steps up its presence near the North Pole, while China has been building Arctic research stations.
Nato’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited the Canadian Arctic on Friday and he said that Russia’s capabilities in the North are a strategic challenge for the military alliance.