Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to the President of Italy, HE Mr. Sergio Mattarella, after the earthquake in Umbria.
His Excellency Mr. Sergio Mattarella
President of the Italian Republic
I was deeply saddened by the news of the earthquake on Wednesday 24 August, which struck in the region of Umbria, resulting in the tragic loss of so many lives and causing such widespread damage in Central Italy.
On behalf of myself and the Norwegian people I am sending you my sincere condolences, and ask you to convey my condolences and my deepest sympathy to those bereaved and to others afflicted by this natural disaster.
Science and culture
Research, sports, beekeeping and music. Norway and Slovenia share a wide array of interests, and today the King and Queen and the Slovenian President, Borut Pahor, gained insight into several of them.
State visit from Slovenia
Today Their Majesties The King and Queen welcomed the President of the Republic of Slovenia, His Excellency Mr Borut Pahor, to Norway. This is the first State Visit to Norway of a Slovenian President and King Harald and Queen Sonja are his hosts.