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State Visit to Ireland by Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway

18th – 20th September 2006

In response to an invitation from the President of Ireland Mary McAleese, His Majesty King Harald V and Her Majesty Queen Sonja will be making a State visit to Ireland from 18th to 20th September. The visit will begin in Dublin on 18th September and end in Cork on the evening of 20th September.

In addition to ceremonial events, meetings with President Mary McAleese and An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, visits to the Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr. Vincent Jackson and the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Michael Ahern, the programme will include seminars and commercial arrangements on food quality, animal health and welfare and the maritime sector . The Queen will give a lecture about Norway and take part in an Ibsen celebration in Dublin. In Cork the Queen will open The Rhythm of Light, an exhibition of Norwegian silver jewellery. The King and Queen will conclude the State visit with a reception on board the Royal Yacht.

The Foreign Minister, the Minister of Trade and Industry and the Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs will be part of the King and Queen’s official delegation.

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