Murkowski Holding Alaskan Tele-Conference on Arctic Council

Senator to Share Developments with Alaska Press Corps

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Lisa Murkowski will hold a media availability on Thursday, May 16th at 12 noon AKDT with the Alaska press corps to discuss her recent trip to the 2013 Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna, Sweden – where she worked to advance responsible Arctic policy and opportunities through discussions with international leaders from other Arctic nations.


(Senator Lisa Murkowski, Secretary of State John Kerry and Assistant Secretary of State Kerri-Ann Jones)

CLICK HERE to view a photo gallery of Senator Murkowski at the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting

Yesterday, Senator Murkowski arrived in Kiruna, Sweden as Congress’ sole representative to the Arctic Council – joining Secretary of State John Kerry – to represent the nation’s interests in discussions with officials from Russia, Canada, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark/Greenland.  Tomorrow, she will be available to share her thoughts on the event.

ALL Alaskan journalists are invited to call in; Senator Murkowski will be in the Senate recording studio prepared to answer questions in the order in which reporters dial in.  Electronic media will be provided with video/audio of Senator Murkowski answering their questions for use in news programs, radio broadcasts and online.

WHO:             Senator Lisa Murkowski

WHAT:           Media Availability on Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting

WHEN:           12:00 NOON Alaska time, Thursday, May 16th

HOW:             Dial 1-855-428-0808, and enter the Conference ID: 221450

(8th Annual Arctic Council Convenes)


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