Mattarella in Norway, tomorrow the meeting with King Harald V in Oslo

Energy and renewables, as well as a survey on how the war in Ukraine is perceived in one of the most active countries of the so-called “Scandinavian bloc”. These are the objectives of a state visit by the President of the Republic to Norway. Sergio Mattarella will arrive in Oslo today, May 10, together with his daughter Laura and will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani. The official visit will start tomorrow and will continue on the 12th with a stop in the north of the country, in Trondheim.

The program of the visit

Mattarella, at the invitation of King Harald V and Queen Sonja, will be in Oslo for talks that will strengthen the already close relationship between Italy and Norway. The program includes, on 11 May, the welcome ceremony in the square of the Royal Palace, followed by the laying of a wreath at the Akershus fortress and a visit to Parliament. Then Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store will host the Head of State for a working lunch. The day ends with a gala dinner at the Royal Palace. The following day, Crown Prince Haakon will accompany Mattarella to Trondheim. The program – confirmed despite the recent hospitalization of the sovereign for tests – is centered on opportunities for cooperation in the field of energy transition with particular attention to hydrogen, wind energy and carbon capture and storage.

Norway leader in renewable production

An important member of the Atlantic Alliance, despite not being part of the European Union, Norway is a very interesting country in terms of geo-politics. A major oil extractor and, at the same time, a leader in the production of renewables, the country has invested heavily in recent years in building a solid internal supply of alternative energy. The issues related to the green future will be the main course of the second stage of the Head of State’s mission. In fact, at the Trondheim Polytechnic he will visit the energy laboratory and participate in a conference on energy.