UK must appoint Arctic ambassador or risk being 'outmaneuvered': lawmakers

February 27, 2015 12:17 AM

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain should appoint an ambassador on the Arctic or risk being "outmaneuvered" in the region by other countries, a committee of lawmakers from Britain's upper house said on Friday.

As a near neighbor of the Arctic, Britain's recent engagement with the region has been "too hesitant and cautious" a House of Lords Arctic Committee report said, while countries including France and Japan had already appointed ambassadors.

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