Meeting with young Ukrainians
Although the Crown Princess was unable to complete her programme as planned due to injury, a meeting was arranged at her hotel with young people who had travelled from various parts of the country to discuss HIV/AIDS issues with the Crown Princess.
Seven young people, aged 16-24, described their experience with prevention work and stressed the importance of openness in AIDS-related activities. They also discussed the importance of youth leadership.
Lecture at Kiev University
That same day Dr Peter Piot gave a lecture on HIV/AIDS to a full house at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Kiev University). Dr Sigrun Mogedal, Norwegian Ambassador for HIV/AIDS, read the speech that the Crown Princess was to have held. One of the main messages of the speech was that leaders must have the courage to address difficult, sensitive issues.
That evening Ambassador Olav Berstad hosted a dinner for representatives from Norwegian and Ukrainian trade and industry, focusing on corporate social responsibility and peer education.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Alar Karis, President of the Republic of Estonia.
Crown Prince Haakon in Bergen
His Royal Highness The Crown Prince visited the research vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen and opened the conference “The Ocean” in Bergen this morning.