Russian President Dmitry Medvedev intends to raise issues of energy and of the Arctic when he meets with Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg in May.

-We are interested in strengthening relations with Norway on several levels, among them the development of cooperation within energy and the problems of the Arctic, the president said when meeting with Norwegian embassador Knut Hauge today, a press release from the president website reads. Mr. Hauge was one of several new ambassadors meeting with the president.

Norway and Russia share the Barents Sea and have a wide range of common interests in the High North. The two countries also have a 196 long land border.

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