In connection with the State Visit of King Harald and Queen Sonja to Argentina this month, the Fram Museum, in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, opened the exhibition ‘Norway and Argentina – The Antarctic Connection’. The exhibition was shown at the Argentinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The arrival of King Harald, Queen Sonja and Foreign Minister Faurie
The exhibition at the Argentinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
During the seminar with the same title, His Majesty King Harald and Argentinia Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie spoke about the good cooperation between Argentina and Norway in the Antarctic, while Fram Museum Director Geir O. Kløver spoke about Norway’s history in Antarctica, focusing on the achievements of Captains C.A. Larsen and Roald Amundsen and the support they received from Argentina.
Kløver shows the dignitaries around the exhibition
Foreign Minster Jorge Fauri
The seminar was also attended by Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreideand Norwegian Minister of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen. The seminar was followed by the signingen of a MOU of Antarctic Cooperation between Argentina and Norway.
His Majesty King Harald of Norway
Polar Ambassador Anniken Ramberg Krutnes signs the MOU on behalf of Norway
Magdalena Christophersen, the great granddaughter of Don Pedro Christophersen, was happy with the exhibition and all the praise expressed for her great grandfather’s support of Captains Larsen and Amundsen
The speech given by His Majesty King Harald of Norway can be read here.
The entire exhibition is available as a book from the Fram Museum