Historical archive

State visit of the president of the Portuguese Republic 2.-5.02

Historical archive

Published under: Bondevik's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Program for the visit. (02.02.04)

ROYAL MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Section for information and press relations
Phone: + 47 22 24 31 41/49

State visit of HE the president of the Portuguese Republic, mr. Jorge Sampaio and mrs. Maria José Ritta, 2 – 5 February 2004 - Press Programme

Monday 2 February

1900

Arrival Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, Military terminal

Immediate departure press bus for Grand Hotel

2030 approx.

Arrival press bus at Grand Hotel

Tuesday 3 February

0930

Departure press bus from Grand Hotel to the Royal Palace

0940

Arrival press bus at the Royal Palace

0955

Photo pool 1 – Official photograph – meets at the South Gate of the Royal Palace

(Scanpix, ANB, TV2, NRK/TV) + 4 Portuguese

1000

Official welcoming ceremony in front of the Royal Palace

(Duration 12 minutes approx.)

Press in assigned areas

1030

Departure press bus A for the Storting (Parliament)

1030

Departure press bus B (mini bus) from the Royal Palace to the Viking Ship Museum

1040

Arrival press bus A at Stortinget

1050 - 1120

The President arrives at Stortinget.

Received by:

The Speaker of the Storting, Mr. Jørgen Kosmo

Photo opportunity

1105 - 1135

Mrs. Ritta and HM The Queen arrive at the Viking Ship Museum

Received by:

Professor Helge Mikkelsen, Director

Photo opportunity

1100

Departure press bus A from Stortinget to the Prime Minister’s Office

1110

Arrival press bus A at the Prime Minister’s Office

1125

HE The President arrives at the Prime Minister’s Office

Received outside by:

Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik

Photo opportunity outside

1125 – 1215

HE The President has meeting with Prime Minister Bondevik

Photo pool at the beginning of the meeting

(Scanpix, ANB, 1 TV) + 3 Portuguese

1115

Departure press bus B from the Viking Ship Museum to the Vigeland sculpture Park

1145 – 1210

Mrs. Ritta and HM The Queen have a walk through the Vigeland Sculpture Park

Received by:

Ms. Toril Smit, Director

Photo opportunity

If difficult weather, a visit to the adjacent Vigeland Museum then a photo pool (3 + 3)

1215 – 1235

Joint press conference HE The President and the Prime Minister

Press room 15 th> floor

1215

Departure press bus B from the Vigeland Sculpture Park to the National Monument at Akershus Castle

1245

Departure press bus A from the Prime Minister’s Office to Grand Hotel

Press covering the press conference will not be able to cover the ceremony at the National Monument

1235

Arrival press bus B at the National Monument at Akershus Castle

Please note that press covering the First Lady’s programme will not be able to attend the press conference at the Prime Minister’s Office

1245 – 1255

Wreath laying ceremony at the National Monument at Akershus Castle

Received by:

Brigadier Knut-Martin Waage

Mrs. Ritta, HRH the Crown Prince and HM the Queen participate in this ceremony

Press in assigned area

1300

Departure press bus B from Akershus Castle to Grand Hotel

1310

Arrival press bus B at the Grand Hotel

1330 – 1500

Luncheon at the Royal Palace

No press

1520

Departure press bus A from Grand Hotel to the National Gallery

1530

Arrival press bus A at the National Gallery

1545 – 1625

HE The President, Mrs. Ritta and HM The Queen visit the National Gallery – Munch room

Received by:

Mr. Christian Bjelland, Chairman of the Board

Mr. Sune Nordgren, Director

Ms. Anniken Thue, Director

Photo opportunity outside

Photo pool inside (4 + 4) (Munch Room)

1615

Departure press bus A from the National Gallery to the Grand Hotel

1620

Arrival press bus A at the Grand Hotel

1630 – 1655

HE The President and Mrs. Ritta attend the wine tasting event at the Grand Hotel

HM The Queen will participate

A Portuguese arrangement

1700 – 1715

HE President Sampaio opens the tourist work shop at Grand Hotel

A Portuguese arrangement

1900

Departure press bus B from Grand Hotel with the photo pool for the gala dinner at the Royal Palace

1915

Photo pool 2 to meet at the South Gate

(Scanpix, ANB, NRK/TV, TV2) + 4 Portuguese

2000

Gala dinner at the Royal Palace

Pool: NRK (speeches)

2020

Departure press bus B from the Royal Palace for the Grand Hotel

2025

Arrival press bus B at the Grand Hotel

Wednesday 4 February

0915

Departure press bus A from the Grand Hotel to Det Norske Veritas

0945

Arrival press bus A at Det Norske Veritas

1000 – 1105

HE President Sampaio visits Det Norske Veritas

Seminar and a visit to the laboratories

Received by:

Mr. Miklos Konkoly-Thege, Director

Photo opportunity

Journalists can attend

1045

Departure press bus A from the Norske Veritas to the Norwegian Nobel Institute

1110

Arrival press bus A at the Norwegian Nobel Institute

1125 – 1225

HE President Sampaio gives a lecture ‘’ Peace and the European Integration: Challenges and Expectations’’

at the Nobel Institute

Mrs. Ritta will join the President

Received by:

Mr. Geir Lundestad, Director

Photo opportunity

Press may attend as audience

1230

Departure press bus A from the Norwegian Nobel Institute to Akershus Castle

1300 – 1500

The Government luncheon at Akershus Castle

Hosts: Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik and

Mrs. Bjørg Bondevik

HM The Queen, Princess Märtha Louise and Mr. Ari Behn will attend

Photo opportunity on arrival

Photo pool inside

(Scanpix, ANB, 1 TV, Se og Hør) + 4 Portuguese

1330

Departure press bus A from Akershus Castle to the Grand Hotel

1500

Departure press bus A from Grand Hotel to Radiumhospitalet

1530

Arrival press bus A at the Radiumhospitalet

1545 – 1645

HE The President, Mrs. Ritta and HM The Queen visit the Radiumhospitalet (The Norwegian Radium Hospital and Institute for Cancer Research)

Received by:

Ms. Marit Lund Hamkoll, Director of the Board

Mr. Jan Vincents Johannessen, Director

Photo opportunity upon arrival

Press in assigned areas during the stay

1650

Departure press bus A from the Radiumhospitalet for Stenersen Museum

1720

Arrival press bus A at the Stenersen Museum

1730 - 1815

Opening of a Portuguese Modern Art Exhibition at Stenersen Museum – ’’30 Portuguese Artists under 40’’

HE The President, Mrs, Ritta and HM The Queen will attend

Photo opportunity outside

Inside a Portuguese arrangement

1820

Departure press bus A from the Stenersen Museum to the Grand Hotel

1830

Arrival press bus A at the Grand Hotel

2020

Portuguese return arrangement at the Grand Hotel

2025

HRH The Crown Prince, HM The Queen, Princess Märtha Louise and Mr. Ari Behn arrive at the Grand Hotel

Photo opportunity outside

Inside Portuguese arrangement

Thursday 5 February

0830

Departure press bus A for Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, Military terminal

1000

HE President Sampaio and Mrs. Ritta leave Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, Military terminal for Ålesund

1050

Arrival at Ålesund Airport, Vigra

Received by:

HM the Queen and Princess Märtha Louise

Mr. Ottar Befring, County Governor

Mr. Knut Støbak, Mayor of Giske Municipality

Mr. Odd Bondevik, Bishop

1055

Immediate departure of press bus to ’’Brødrene Sperre’’

1115 – 1155

Visit to ’’Brødrene Sperre’’ – a fish/baccalao processing plant

Received by:

Mr.Kjetil Sperre and Mr. Arne Sperre, Directors,

Mr. Arve Tonning, Mayor of Ålesund,

Photo opportunity

1145

Press bus departure for the University College of Ålesund

1215

Arrival press bus at the University College of Ålesund, Larsgaardsvn 2

1145

Mini bus departure for Ålesund Centre from ’’Brødrene Sperre’’ for the First Lady’s programme

1215

Arrival mini bus at ‘’Ekornes bua’’

1200 – 1220

Boat trip from ’’Brødrene Sperre’’ to Ålesund Harbour

Photo opportunity upon arrival

1230 – 1315

The President visits University College of Ålesund

Received by:

Mr. Kåre J. Skårbrevik, Head Master,

Photo opportunity

1220 – 1305

Mrs. Ritta, HM the Queen and Princess Märtha Louise visit ‘’Ekornes bua’’ for a Norway Design event in Ålesund

Received by:

Mr. Jens Petter Ekornes, Senior advisor

Mr. Jan Stavik, Director, Norwegian Design Council

Photo opportunity

1310

Departure mini bus from Norway Design Centre, ‘’Ekornes bua’’ to ’’Fjellstua’’

1315

Departure press bus from University College to ’’Fjellstua’’

1330

Luncheon for travelling Portuguese press at ’’Fjellstua’’

1400- 1530

Luncheon at ’’Fjellstua’’

Host: Mr. Arve Tonning, Mayor of Ålesund

Photo pool at the beginning of the luncheon

(3 + 3)

1500

Departure press bus from ’’Fjellstua’’ to the Art Noveau Museum

1600 - 1640

The President, Mrs. Ritta, HM the Queen and Princess Märtha Louise visit the Art Noveau Museum

Received by:

Thor W. Bjørlo, Director

Photo opportunity

1615

Departure press bus for Ålesund Airport, Vigra

1710

HE President Samapio and Mrs. Ritta leave Ålesund

Usefull web-sites:

Press contacts:

Ms. Mette S. Øwre, phone: + 47 48 11 24 27

Ms. Benedicte Tresselt Koren, phone: + 47 90 02 93 95