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.
Science and culture
Research, sports, beekeeping and music. Norway and Slovenia share a wide array of interests, and today the King and Queen and the Slovenian President, Borut Pahor, gained insight into several of them.
State visit from Slovenia
Today Their Majesties The King and Queen welcomed the President of the Republic of Slovenia, His Excellency Mr Borut Pahor, to Norway. This is the first State Visit to Norway of a Slovenian President and King Harald and Queen Sonja are his hosts.