Condolences from His Majesty the King was Monday conveyed to His Excellency Mr Georgio Napolitano, President of the Italian Republic .
President of the Italian Republic
Pallazzo del Quirinale,
I am deeply saddened by the news of the terrible earthquake which today ravaged the Abruzzo region in your country, resulting in the tragic loss of so many lives and causing such widespread damage.
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 others afflicted by the disaster.
Condolences from His Majesty King Harald to His Holiness Pope Francis.
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to the new President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, His Excellency Mr Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.