Mr Vladimir Putin
President of the Russian federation
I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of former President Boris Jeltsin.
I extend my condolences to you and would ask you to convey my deepest sympathy to his family in their bereavement, and to the Russian people.
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.