Prince Haakon and his proposed trip to the Pacific Nations next month!
- Prince Haakon, 45 is the heir apparent of the throne of Norway.
- He is the younger child of the King of Norway Harald V and his wife Queen Sonja.
Prince Haakon to visit the countries of Tonga, Fiji, and Samoa
The Royal Court of Norway announced this Wednesday that their Crown Prince Haakon of Norway would visit the Pacific nations of Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji.
This visit would start on 5 April 2019 and would conclude on 11 April 2019. On this tour, Norway’s Minister for Development Dag-Inge Ulstein would accompany him.
They have stated that the purpose behind this special visit is to strengthen the Tues and partnerships with these small island countries situated in the South Pacific.
They want to promote common interests that they share in the United Nations and international cooperation. These include seas, climate, security, and peace.
More details of the Pacific Nations visit
The Prince and Dag-Inge plan to meet the respective heads of state and governments of the three countries.
They will also meet the King of Tonga and representatives of educational institutions, civil society, sports and culture, and also those of the United Nations and other international organizations in these countries.
The Royal Court has further stated that these small countries have an increasingly central and crucial role in the international efforts to meet the Paris Accord and global sustainability goals.
The three small Pacific countries and Norway want to deal with climate challenges and also secure sustainable seas. Norway especially has a prominent role in this direction and hence wants to meet Nations who also have these as core issues.
Prince Haakon and his speech at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji
Prince Haakon will speak to the students of the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. He will concentrate on talks and problems of climate, seas, and sustainable development.
He will talk about the rising sea level and the rising menace of marine litter. Prince Haakon will speak about a sustainable sea and how all of them should adapt to the increasing challenges facing them.
Additionally, he will participate in rugby training and also pay a visit to places that are directly and adversely affected by rising sea levels.
Prince Haakon is married with two children. His wife Princess Mette-Marit is suffering from pulmonary fibrosis.
Prince Haakon and his recent minor surgery
At the start of this month, Prince Haakon had minor surgery on his ear. He had exostosis in the ear canal. It is an abnormal bone growth common in surfers and hence called a surfer’s ear.
The Royal Court said:
“Prince Haakon would have a minor surgical intervention for exostosis in the ear canal. The surgical procedure will take place at Rikshospitalet in Oslo. As a result of the intervention, the Crown Prince will have a reduced programme for the next two weeks.”
His proposed visits to the Pacific Nations are well beyond the period of two weeks given for his recovery and hence things should be okay.
Source: Royal Central, hello