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The 8 Foreign Ministers at their Arctic Council Meeting in Kiruna, Sweden
From left to right: Sergey Lavrov, the Russian Federation, Villi Søvndal, Denmark, John F. Kerry, USA, Leona Aglukkaq, Canada, Carl Bildt (giving directions), Sweden, Erkki Tuomioja, Finland, Espen Barth Eide, Norway, and Hermann Örn Ingólfsson, Iceland.
During the Kiruna Ministerial Meeting 15 May Arctic Ministers signed the Kiruna Declaration, Vision for the Arctic, Senior Arctic Officials Report to Ministers, and an Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic. In addition, several scientific assessments and reports by the working groups, task forces, and expert groups of the Arctic Council were also approved.