Tale/innlegg | Dato: 28.10.2021 | Olje- og energidepartementet
Olje- og energiminister Marte Mjøs Persen holdt takk for maten-tale på DNVs årsmøte på Gamle Deichman 27.oktober 2021.
*Sjekkes mot fremføring*
ladies and gentlemen:
I must admit, it's not often I have dined in a library.
It reminds me of the time a man entered a library and approached the librarian and said, "I'll have cheeseburger with fries, please."
The librarian said: "Sir, you know you're in a library, right?"
"Sorry," he whispered. "I'll have a cheeseburger and fries, please"
Let me express my gratitude towards DNV – for the honour of being invited to this wonderful event, and for opportunity to enjoy the company of good friends and cooperation partners.
I have missed this so much.
Society has finally opened up; the world has opened up.
So, I hope this evening has been dedicated to international cooperation and friendship.
The menu we have enjoyed tonight may also be seen as a celebration of international cooperation.
For starters, a tuna tartare.
The main dish: Filet of venison.
Rounding off with a delicious chocolate terrine.
And not to forget – we had lovely wines from Germany, Italy and Portugal.
I think it is very fitting, that this evening is a celebration of internationalization – both culturally and gastronomically.
Because – as you all know – we live in an ever changing world.
And that is partly why DNV is one of our top brands.
- You are a vital contributor, and a treasured partner – as we seek more environmentally friendly energy and maritime industries.
- And, when we enter into contracts and agreements in far waters – we need organisations like yours: Whose stated purpose is to safeguard life, property and the environment.
We also need events such as this – where we can enjoy each other’s company, meet old friends and make new ones.
So, let me congratulate DNV, for this lovely evening. And – not least –the kitchen for their efforts and results.
As DNV is short for “Det Norske Veritas,” I am reminded of the Latin proverb “In Vino Veritas”: In wine there is truth.
Therefore, I raise my glass to DNV, to the kitchen, to our entertainment, and to all guests.