King Olav V of Norway arrived Lisbon today (Feb 21) at the start of a three-day official visit -- the first to Portugal by a norwegian monarch in modern times.
Shots of Royal's plane landing at Lisbon Airport, shots of King Olav leaving plane and being greeted by Portuguese President General Ramalho Eanes and Prime Minister Mario Soares.
Review of guard of honour and watching parade accompanied by Eanes.
King Olav making arrival statement. He said: "It is an expression of the close economic, cultural and social cooperation between our two nations. I am happy to be in Portugal with its proud history and rich cultural traditions and I am happy to bring with me the warmest greetings and sincere good wishes for the future from the norwegian people to the portuguese people".
At Ajuda Palace, Lisbon: Shots of King Olav and President Eanes exchanging gifts and decorations. (Eanes was awarded with the Santo Olavo Order, the highest norwegian decoration, and King Olav was awarded with the Gra-Collar of Santiago Orden).
Shots of Ajuda Palace (building).
On Cassette: firstly sound of arrival and statement in airport, one pause, and sound from Ajuda Palace with words of Olav and Eanes during exchanging gifts).
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Background: King Olav V of Norway arrived Lisbon today (Feb 21) at the start of a three-day official visit -- the first to Portugal by a norwegian monarch in modern times.
Norway has been one of the most enthusiastic supporters of the new democratic Portugal born of the 1974 revolution.
Norway has consistently backed Portugal's fledgling democracy with economic aid since finance minister Per Kleppe came Lisbon three months after the April 1974 coup swept away nearly half a century of right-wing dictatorship.