A delegation from Sakha Republic visited Fairbanks last week and was particularly interested in power and energy issues. The delegation visited Alaska to participate in the Northern Forum Regional Coordinators Committee meeting in Anchorage. The Northern Forum was established in 1991 to improve the quality of life of Northern peoples by providing Northern regional leaders a means to share their knowledge and experience in addressing common challenges and to support sustainable development and the implementation of cooperative socio-economic initiatives among Northern regions and through international fora. Alaska rejoined the Northern Forum in June 2016. Other members include Iceland, Russia, Korea, Japan, Finland, and Canada.
Mayor John Eberhart and Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Karl Kassel enjoyed visiting with the delegation.