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.
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.