"Cold response 2007"
Over 8,500 soldiers from 18 nations, including a division from His Majesty The Kings Guard, are participating in the exercise in northern Norway.
Two key objectives of the exercise are to enhance the ability of the participating forces to master full-scale crisis management procedures under winter conditions and to develop interoperability between multinational forces.
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.