Trust and hard work behind Barents Sea deal

OSLO: The delineation deal on the until now disputed waters in the Barents Sea is a result of trust and hard work, Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre says.


He underlines to the press that the 175,000 square kilometer zone will be divided in two equally big parts, “on the square kilometer”.

-Stability and trust in bilateral relations is the key behind the deal, the foreign minister highlighted after today’s historical press conference between Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

The issue has been on the agenda in numerous meetings with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Støre confirmed.

He also maintains that the deal will open up for cooperation on a number of new areas in the region.