Secretary Tillerson Passes the Arctic Council Gavel to Finland’s Foreign Minister Timo Soini

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson passes the Chairmanship gavel to Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini during the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, on May 11, 2017. [U.S. Air Force photo / Public Domain]

“The last two years have witnessed remarkable growth in the reach and productivity of the Arctic Council, thanks to all of you. And I am confident that, under the leadership of Finland, the Council is poised to do even more.” – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, at the Arctic Council Ministerial, May 11, 2017