President Alar Karis today met with Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway at the Royal Palace in Oslo. The meeting involved discussions of the excellent relations between Estonia and Norway, but also topical matters concerning European security. “Estonia and Norway have a long-standing close relationship in both NATO and bilaterally,” said President Karis after the meeting. “It is in recent years that we have seen particularly close cooperation, including in joint solving of complicated problems in the UN Security Council. We value this experience highly.”
During his first working visit to Norway, President Karis today also visited the Storting and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, where he discussed security in the Arctic. Later today, the president will meet Prime Minister of Norway Jonas Gahr Støre and officially open the new rooms of the Estonian Embassy.
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