This week, Governor Janet Mills will lead a delegation of Maine officials – including business, academic and municipal and state government leaders – to Reykjavik, Iceland to participate in the annual Arctic Circle Assembly. The Assembly is the largest annual international gathering in the Arctic, drawing more than 2,000 participants from 60 countries and is attended by heads of state and government, ministries, members of parliaments, scientists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, environmentalists and others to discuss the future of the Arctic. The visit is being organized by the Maine International Trade Centers Maine North Atlantic Development Office.
“As the eastern most state in the country, Maine stands to benefit from fostering cooperative relationships with Arctic Nations,” said Governor Mills. “I look forward to attending the Arctic Circle Assembly and engaging with other heads of state, government officials, business leaders, and academics to explore ways in which we can strengthen our state’s economy, combat climate change and ensure that Maine’s interests are heard.”