Left to Right: Walter Qvam, CEO Kongsberg ASA, Tord Lien, Minster of Petroleum and Energy, Per Otto Dyb, Chairman of the Board, Innovation Norway, Hon. Stuart Robert, MP, Assistant Minister for Defence, HM King Harald V, Øystein Bø, Deputy Minister of Defence Foto: Innovation Norway/Tom Hansen

Successful Australian - Norwegian Defense Industry Cooperation Seminar attended by HM King Harald V

On 23 February The Norweigan Defence and Security Industries Association (FSi), in cooperation with its Australian counterpart, Ai Group, organized a defence industry cooperation seminar in Canberra. King Harald V participated to the event and gave the closing remarks.

The event was an integral part of the program for the Business delegation organized by Innovation Norway on the occasion of the state visit of the Norwegian royal couple to Australia 23-27 February.

More than 70 participants from both nations attended. Attendees included representatives of 10 FSi member companies and a delegation from the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, headed by the Deputy Minister of Defence, Mr. Øystein Bø, accompanied by the Deputy National Armament Director, Mr. John Laugerud and The chief of The Navy, Rear Admiral Lars Saunes and others.

The seminar addressed procurement and defence industrial plans and policy of both nations and opportunities for future cooperation between Norwegian industry and the Australian armed forces and industry.

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