Polish President to visit Norway

Polish President Andrzej Duda. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

The Polish president Andrzej Duda is coming on a state visit to Norway in late May.

The visit begins in Oslo on May 23 where the president and his wife Agata Grain Hauser Duda, will get an official reception at the Palace Square before King Harald invites them to a gala dinner at the Royal Palace.
King Harald and President Duda will attend a seminar on cooperation in the offshore, maritime sectors and energy, and Duda will also give a lecture at the Nobel Institute. The president will later join in talks with Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

The following day the president will be travelling to Bodø. With King Harald and Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide as hosts, Duda will visit the Defence Forces Joint Headquarters at Reitan.

The visit ends on Wednesday 25 May when Duda and King Harald will attend a ceremony at the memorial at Håvik outside Narvik , commemorating the Polish fallen in Norway during WWII.
The state visit will highlight and reinforce the excellent and varied collaborations between the two countries, according to a press release from the Foreign Ministry.
– The economic cooperation between Norway and Poland is wide and still growing. Poland is currently one of Norway’s ten most important trading partners, it says.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today