Thirteen Non-arctic States have been approved as Observers to the Arctic Council:

France
Barrow Ministerial meeting, 2000
Germany
Iqaluit Ministerial meeting, 1998
Italian Republic 
Kiruna Ministerial meeting, 2013
Japan 
Kiruna Ministerial meeting, 2013
The Netherlands 
Iqaluit Ministerial meeting, 1998
People's Republic of China 
Kiruna Ministerial meeting, 2013
Poland 
Iqaluit Ministerial meeting, 1998
Republic of India 
Kiruna Ministerial meeting, 2013
Republic of Korea 
Kiruna Ministerial meeting, 2013
Republic of Singapore 
Kiruna Ministerial meeting, 2013
Spain 
Salekhard Ministerial meeting, 2006
Switzerland
Fairbanks Ministerial meeting, 2017
United Kingdom 
Iqaluit Ministerial meeting, 1998