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.
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.