28 Jan 2018 11:43

Alaska authorities expect to resume development of relations with Far East - U.S. consul general

VLADIVOSTOK. Jan 28 (Interfax) - The authorities of the U.S.'s Alaska are willing to establish relations with regions of the Far East, according to a letter of U.S. Consul General in Vladivostok Michael Keays to Chukotka governor Roman Kopin, the press service for the government of the Chukotka Autonomous District said.

Keays met with the governor of Alaska, mayors of several cities, as well as representatives of twin-city organizations and the business community, in late December-early January, he said in his letter. The main objective of these meeting was discussing potential opportunities for cooperation and giving a new impetus to relations between Russia's Far East and the U.S. state of Alaska in the fields of diplomacy, culture, science, education, sports, business, and affairs of indigenous groups, Keays said.

Many participants of those meetings expressed hope for the resumption of the development of Russia-U.S. relations in various areas of life, he said.