State visit from Slovakia
Their Majesties The King and Queen host the state visit from the President of Slovakia, His Excellency Mr Andrej Kiska, 4 - 6 June 2018.
The term “state visit” refers to the official visit by one head of state to another. It includes ceremonial elements such a welcoming ceremony, a wreath-laying ceremony, banquets and meetings between the head of state and delegations. A state visit may also include bilateral political meetings, business conferences, activities promoting culture, trade and industry, and visits to social and cultural institutions.
State visits encourage, enhance and strengthen contact with other countries.
Holberg Prize awarded to US legal scholar
Today His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon presented the Holberg Prize for 2018 to US legal scholar Cass R. Sunstein for wide-ranging research activities that have had a broad impact on US public policy.
Concluded in Bergen
Today, His Excellency President Andrej Kiska of Slovakia concluded his State Visit to Norway. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon accompanied the President for the final day of his visit, which took place in Bergen.
Bjørnson in a Slovakian rendition
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson played a prominent role on the second day of the State Visit of His Excellency President Andrej Kiska of Slovakia to Norway. Norway’s eminent national poet-playwright is remembered with great fondness in Slovakia.