The King hoped not the difficult snow conditions in the mountains would create problems when he inspected Monday the military exercise Cold Response in Northern Norway .
During the two-day visit, which began on Monday inspected the king both Norwegian foreign forces participating in the two-week exercise in Troms county. In all, 16 nations were participating in the demanding winter exercise involving all branches of weapons .
- This is a nice and easy way to keep up to date on what's new materials and how it is works , the king said during a break in the program according to the local newspaper Harstad Tidende.
A happy and interested king talked with several of the soldiers participating in this year's exercise. The difficult weather was also a topic during the inspection . Cold Response is an exercise which is held every two years and where precisely the practice of demanding crises under cold conditions is the purpose ..
- It's a bit difficult snow conditions this year so I hope we get home all together and make it run without any accidents. all precautions are taken , so I expect that it will continue without any big problems, says King Harald.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today