Norway’s king, queen to attend Beijing Olympics

July 24th, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Stockholm, July 24 (Xinhua) Norwegian King Harald V and Queen Sonja Haraldsen will attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics August 8. Oil and Energy Minister Terje Riis-Johansen will travel with the royals, Norway’s Aftenposten newspaper reported, adding the minister will host some meetings on energy in Beijing.

Crown Prince Haakon Magnus will attend the latter half of the Games, while Minister of Culture Trond Giske will attend the closing ceremony Aug 24.

“I plan to meet with people from the publishing branch, and others who work with the press,” Giske was quoted as saying by Aftenposten.

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