Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to the President of the Hellenic Republic, His Excellency Mr Prokopis Pavlopoulos.
HE Mr Prokopis Pavlopoulos
President of the Hellenic Republic
I am saddened by the news about the terrible forest fires that have struck the Attica region of your country, causing the loss of so many lives and people missing, many injuries and so much destruction.
On behalf of myself and the Norwegian people, I am sending you my condolences and deepest sympathy in this trying time for your people and country, and ask you to convey my condolences and sympathy to those bereaved, the injured and to those otherwise affected by this terrible disaster.
Welfare and winter sports
After their initial days in the city of Dunhuang, Their Majesties The King and Queen are continuing their State Visit to the People's Republic of China in the capital city of Beijing. Welfare development and cooperation on winter sports were on the agenda today.
Visit to the Mogao Caves
To be listed as a world heritage site, a place must fulfil one of six criteria. The Mogao Caves fulfil all six. Today, Their Majesties The King and Queen were given the opportunity to visit this extraordinary place.