King and queen of norway visit ljubljana city hall
On Monday 9 May, Mayor of Ljubljana Zoran Janković received King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway to City Hall.
In front of City Hall the royal couple admired the City chimes, and the reception then proceeded to the Green Hall, where, in addition to the Mayor and his wife, the Norwegian monarchs were welcomed by Deputy Mayors of Ljubljana Jadranka Dakić, Aleš Čerin, Prof Janez Koželj and Jani Möderndorfer; Vasja Butina, Director of the City of Ljubljana City Administration, Mitja Meršol, City Councillor and Roman Jakič, City Councillor and President of Ljubljana City Council’s Commission for International Relations.
Following the reception and the monarchs signing the City of Ljubljana’s Golden Book, King Harald V and Queen Sonja, under the expert guidance of Dr Peter Krečič and accompanied by the Mayor of Ljubljana, went on a tour of the heart of the city (past the cathedral, open market, Butcher’s Bridge, Plečnik’s colonnade, the Triple Bridge and Prešeren Square).
The King and Queen of Norway were on an official visit to Slovenia on 9 and 10 May 2011 at the invitation of President of Slovenia Dr Danilo Türk. The VIP guests also met Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor and Speaker of Parliament Pavel Gantar.
On Tuesday 10 May 2011, President of Slovenia Dr Danilo Türk and Norwegian King Harald V opened a business seminar at the Grand Hotel Union on bilateral commercial co-operation. The royal couple then saw Soča, the Republic of Slovenia’s University Rehabilitation Institute and paid a visit to Radovljica, where they were received by Ciril Globočnik, Mayor of Radovljica and also met other mayors of municipalities in the Gorenjska region.