Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to the President of Indonesia, His Excellency Mr Joko Widodo.
HE Mr President Joko Widodo
I was deeply saddened to hear the news of the earthquake that struck the island of Lombok on 5 August and subsequent aftershocks, causing tragic loss of life and so much physical damage and destruction.
On behalf of myself and the Norwegian people I send you my condolences, and ask you to convey my deepest sympathies to those bereaved and to those otherwise afflicted by these tragic events.
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.