On Monday, March 14, 2022, Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway welcomed His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan to the Kongelige Slott in Oslo. King Abdullah II is on two-day working visit to the beautiful Scandinavian country of Norway.
After the welcoming, Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja along with Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended a luncheon held in His Majesty King Abdullah II’s honor.
According to the Norwegian royal court the two countries of Jordan and Norway:
“…work closely together in many areas. The Russian invasion and war in Ukraine marked the political talks that King Abdullah has had with Norwegian politicians during the visit.
Jordan is an important partner for Norway multilaterally. Jordan’s hospitality to Syrians and other refugees is an important contribution to regional stability. Jordan plays an important role in the work to reach a negotiated two-state solution between Israel and Palestine, said Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre after his meeting with the King of Jordan.
During his stay in Oslo, King Abdullah II participated in a foreign policy meeting arranged by the Norwegian Institute of Foreign Policy (NUPI) and the Institute for Peace Research (PRIO).“
In March 2020, Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja made a State Visit to Jordan. The visit was “…the first to the Middle East and marked 50 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.” In 2000, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania paid a state visit to Oslo. In 2014, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit made an official visit to Jordan.
Photos courtesy of the Norwegian Royal Court/S.Gjeruldsen