Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon is visiting Iceland for the Nordic Round Table conference.
On the docket are Nordic responses to climate change and the war in Ukraine.
Trying his hand at Icelandic, he briefly greet the assembly, but continued his talk in English. “We meet here in Reykjavík during difficult times. In these uncertain times, Norway emphasizes international law and continuing strong international cooperation. It has been going well for nearly thirty years and we must ensure that the Nordic Round Table remains the main forum for cooperation in the Nordics. Norwegians are looking forward to taking over the presidency next year,” he stated at a breakfast meeting this morning.
In addition to the conference, Prince Haakon also accompanied President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson on a hike to the eruption site at Fagradalsfjall. They were accompanied by both a ranger and geologist, who informed them about the geology of the Reykjanes region.
After the hike, the Crown Prince was invited to dinner at Bessastaðir, the presidential residence in Iceland.