Condolences from His Majesty The King to the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan after the landslide in the province of Badakhshan.
His Excellency Mr. Hamid Karzai
President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
I was deeply saddened to learn about the terrible landslide in the province of Badakhshan that has caused so many deaths and such widespread destruction. On behalf of myself and the Norwegian people I take this opportunity to send my condolences to you personally, and I ask you to convey my condolences to those bereaved and my sympathy to those otherwise affected and to the people of The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Congratulations are presented today from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Egils Levits, President of the Republic of Latvia.
World Heritage at Vega
In 2004, UNESCO inscribed the Vega Archipelago on the World Heritage List. Today His Royal Highness The Crown Prince was in attendance to open the new Vega Archipelago World Heritage Centre – Norway’s first authorised centre of its kind.