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President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Lauri Hussar starts a two-day visit to Norway today. He will meet with the leaders of state of Norway and visit the city of Bodø, which was named the European Capital of Culture for 2024 along with Tartu.

Today, Hussar will meet with King of Norway Harald V, President of the Storting Masud Gharahkhani and members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Storting in Oslo to discuss the development of cooperation, supporting of Ukraine and preparations for the oncoming NATO Summit that will be held in Washington in July. Hussar will also visit the University of Oslo and the headquarters of Orkla Group, and meet with the representatives of the Estonian community in Norway.

From Oslo, Hussar will travel to Bodø with First Vice President of the Storting Svein Harberg. Bodø is located north of the Arctic Circle, and this year bears the title of the European Capital of Culture along with Bad Ischl and Tartu. In Bodø, the President of the Riigikogu will meet with Mayor Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen and Deputy Chair of the County Government Marianne Dobak Kvensjø, and open the exhibition of the most beautiful Estonian books in Stormen Library. He will also visit the Norwegian Joint Headquarters to get an overview of the security situation in Northern Europe and the Arctic Region and the development plans of the Norwegian Armed Forces, and go to the Norwegian Aviation Museum and Nordland Cultural Centre.

The President of the Riigikogu is accompanied on the visit by Vice-President of the Riigikogu, Chairman of the Estonia-Norway Parliamentary Friendship Group Toomas Kivimägi and member of the Parliamentary Friendship Group Kristina Šmigun-Vähi.

Riigikogu Press Service
Karin Kangro
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