First Official Royal Visit to Kenya

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway will make an official visit to Kenya in the period Monday 10th February to Wednesday 12th February 2020. Minister of International Development, Dag Inge Ulstein, and Norwegian Minister for Regional Development and Digitalisation, Linda Hofstad Helleland, will accompany the Crown Prince on the visit.

“The purpose of the visit is to further strengthen the longstanding and close relationship between Norway and Kenya. Emphasis will be put on Norwegian and Kenyan collaboration in trade and business development, environmental matters, marine management and broader multilateral interests,” explains Norwegian Ambassador to Kenya, Elin B. Rognlie.

Kenya and Norway are already key partners in the global work on sustainable blue economy. To further strengthen our cooperation in this area, the governments of Kenya and Norway will host a joint ocean seminar in Mombasa under the main theme Promoting a Sustainable Ocean Economy. The seminar will offer both the public and private sector opportunities for knowledge sharing, development of stronger bilateral relations and establishing new partnerships in an area that is prioritised by both countries.

Kenya, as the largest economy in East- Africa, is a leading country in sectors such as agriculture, tourism and technology. The diversity of the Kenyan economy offers substantial opportunities for partnerships between Norway and Kenya in areas such as renewable energy, financial services and high tech solutions for agriculture. To explore the opportunities of partnership and trade between the two countries, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince will be accompanied by the largest Norwegian business delegation to ever visit an African country.

During his visit, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon will meet with His Excellency President Kenyatta, who is also a member of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy together with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. The Crown Prince will visit the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to participate in a Planet Unplugged Session to highlight current opportunities to enhance multilateral actions for nature in preparation of the Fifth United Nations Environment Assembly in 2021.

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About the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi 

The Royal Norwegian Embassy is located in Gigiri, Nairobi. The current Norwegian Ambassador to Kenya is Elin B. Rognlie who has spearheaded the Norway agenda since her assignment to Kenya in September 2018. Since Kenya’s independence, relations between Norway and Kenya have remained cordial. Norway continues to support Kenya’s political, social and economic agenda. For more information and updates follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/NorwayInKenya (@NorwayInKenya) #KaribuHaakon #RoyalVisitKenya


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