Crown Prince of Norway to visit Samoa

HRH Haakon Magnus Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Norway is scheduled to arrive in Samoa this week on his first official visit.

Crown Prince Haakon will visit Samoa for two days as the final stop on his tour to the Pacific, after spending time in Tonga and Fiji.

The regional visit aims to strengthen Norway’s partnership with Pacific island states, with a view to promoting common interests in the United Nations and in areas of international cooperation, like the oceans and climate change as well as peace and security.

Upon arrival at Faleolo International Airport, Crown Prince Haakon will be greeted by the Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mataafa, followed by the inspection of the Guard of Honour. Later in the evening, a state dinner will be hosted by the Government of Samoa for the Crown Prince and his delegation.

On the second day of his visit, the Crown Prince is scheduled to pay a courtesy visit to His Highness the Head of State Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II before meeting with Samoa’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

Prince Haakon and delegation will visit the Vaisigano Bridge Project and Wall followed by a site visit to the Moataa Mangroves, to see first-hand the effects of climate change and mitigation efforts in place at community-level.

The Kingdom of Norway plays a leading role in international efforts relating to climate and oceans, therefore this visit by the Crown Prince provides an opportunity to strengthen cooperation between both countries on these issues of common interest.

PC: Julia Marie Naglestad,the Royal Court.