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Canada and other Arctic nations will work together on major search and rescue operations in the Arctic, under an international treaty signed by eight nations Thursday in Greenland. Foreign affairs ministers and other leaders from Canada, the United States, Russia and five other northern countries signed the search and rescue treaty during a ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council in Nuuk, Greenland.
When the eight countries of the Arctic Council signed an international search-and-rescue treaty in Greenland Thursday, they made a deal few could argue with. After all, who could dispute having a plan that would co-ordinate how to respond if a plane crashes or a cruise ship sinks in an Arctic that is becoming more accessible year round?