Nor­we­gian Prime Min­is­ter Erna Sol­berg re­cently made an of­fi­cial visit to China. We fol­low her pro­gramme.

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Prime Min­is­ter Sol­berg was ac­com­pa­nied by Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs Børge Brende, Min­is­ter of Trade and In­dus­try Mon­ica Mæ­land, and a del­e­ga­tion of rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Nor­we­gian pri­vate sec­tor. ‘The Chi­nese mar­ket of­fers sig­nif­i­cant op­por­tu­ni­ties for the Nor­we­gian pri­vate sec­tor, and Nor­we­gian busi­ness and in­dus­try has a lot to of­fer in ar­eas where it is at the fore­front in­ter­na­tion­ally,” said Ms Sol­berg. Be­low is the com­plete sched­ule for the visit

Fri­day, 7 April 2017 (Bei­jing)

• High-level break­fast and round­table with Con­fed­er­a­tion of Nor­we­gian En­ter­prise (NHO), China En­ter­prise Con­fed­er­a­tion (CEC) and busi­nesses. Sign­ing of MoU on co-op­er­a­tion be­tween NHO and CEC • Open­ing Cer­e­mony, Nor­way– China Busi­ness Sum­mit– “Cre­at­ing sus­tain­able so­lu­tions for a bet­ter fu­ture” • Meet­ing with Jack Ma, Founder and Ex­ec­u­tive Chair­man of Alibaba Group • Visit to Bei­jing Drainage Group (BDG) at XiaoHongMen, where Cambi has in­stalled its ther­mal hy­drol­y­sis tech­nol­ogy • Of­fi­cial Nor­we­gian lunch hosted by Am­bas­sador Svein O. Sæther in con­nec­tion with the Busi­ness Sum­mit • • Of­fi­cial pro­gramme at the Great Hall of the Peo­ple. Meet­ing with Zhang De­jiang, Chair­man of the Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the Na­tional Peo­ple’s Congress fol­lowed by of­fi­cial wel­com­ing cer­e­mony and meet­ing with Chi­nese Premier Li Ke­qiang • Prime Min­is­ter Sol­berg and Premier Li wit­nesses the sign­ing of six agree­ments at gov­ern­ment level be­tween Nor­way and China, on the re­sump­tion of free trade ne­go­ti­a­tions, a Nor­way-China Mixed Com­mis­sion for Econ­omy and Trade, tech­ni­cal and fi­nan­cial co­op­er­a­tion, and on sport, re­search, and health. • Of­fi­cial wel­com­ing ban­quet hosted by Chi­nese Premier Li Ke­qiang

Satur­day, 8 April 2017 (Shang­hai)

Prime Min­is­ter Erna Sol­berg vis­its Fu­dan Univer­sity - School of Man­age­ment and opens “Nor­way Day” at the univer­sity • The Prime Min­is­ter vis­its DNV GL Chi­nese head­quar­ters and wit­nesses the sign­ing of co-op­er­a­tion agree­ments • Meet­ing with Mayor of Shang­hai, Ying Yong fol­lowed by an of­fi­cial lunch hosted by the Mayor • Nor­way-China Busi­ness Fo­rum. The Prime Min­is­ter de­liv­ers her open­ing re­marks. Later the same evening she par­tic­i­pates in the clos­ing re­cep­tion of the fo­rum • Visit to Shang­hai In­sti­tute for In­ter­na­tional Stud­ies (SIIS), a think tank for in­ter­na­tional is­sues, open­ing re­marks at Arc­tic sem­i­nar or­gan­ised by SIIS and Polar Re­search In­sti­tute of China (PRIC) ”The China–Nor­way Di­a­logue on The Chang­ing Arc­tic and In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion” • Visit to Mei­long Mid­dle School, one of the 14,000 schools par­tic­i­pat­ing in Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­pings Chi­nese foot­ball re­form pro­gramme. Meet­ing with girl soc­cer team and Nor­we­gian soc­cer player Is­abell Herlovsen. • Pro­mo­tion of Nor­we­gian seafood at one of Green­land Group’s new­est su­per­mar­kets

Sun­day, 9 April 2017 (Hangzhou)

• Meet­ing with Gov­er­nor of Zhe­jiang Prov­ince, Chen Jun fol­lowed by an of­fi­cial lunch hosted by the Gov­er­nor • Visit to Alibaba/Jack Ma Foun­da­tion in Hangzhou

Monday, 10 April 2017 (Bei­jing)

• Visit to Pek­ing Univer­sity, lec­ture on “Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment – mak­ing Glob­al­i­sa­tion Work for peo­ple and Planet” • The Prime Min­is­ter and her del­e­ga­tion vis­its the Great Wall • Of­fi­cial pro­gramme at the Great Hall of the Peo­ple and meet­ing with Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping . End of Of­fi­cial Visit


Prime Min­is­ter Erna Sol­berg made an of­fi­cial visit to China in April 2017. The main pur­pose of the visit was to meet the Chi­nese lead­er­ship and re-es­tab­lish po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic co­op­er­a­tion.

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