A group of 50 Mainers led by Gov. Paul R. LePage is in Reykjavik, Iceland, this week to participate in the Arctic Circle Assembly and private business development meetings.
The event is the largest network of international dialogue and cooperation on the future of the Arctic.
“Eimskip’s decision to relocate operations to Portland in 2013 began this dynamic relationship between Maine and this increasingly important part of the world,” LePage said in a news release. “The size of this year’s delegation illustrates Maine’s serious commitment to expanding our presence and strengthening relationships with partners in the Arctic region. My administration is continually seeking ways to grow Maine’s economy.”
Dana Eidsness, director of the Maine North Atlantic Development Office at Maine International Trade Center, said it’s the fourth year that Maine has participated in the Arctic Circle Assembly’s discussions.