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King Harald showed support for veterans

King Harald of Norway has honoured Norwegian veterans at an event organised by the Norwegian Veterans’ Association for International Operations (NVIO).

The King, who is patron of the organisation, discussed the importance of peer support and the skills veterans acquired during their time in the military.

The meeting was attended by around 60 delegates from across Norway. The NVIO President Ole Asbjørn Fauske spoke of the importance of individual veterans’ competence. With over 62,000 surviving veterans in Norway, the skills and expertise they have acquired during their service can be utilised in many contexts, which is a valuable asset that the country can use.

Norway has a rich history of military engagement in international operations, and the Norwegian Veterans’ Association for International Operations plays a vital role in supporting the veterans who have served in these operations.

The NVIO is the country’s oldest and largest veterans association, and it provides valuable support to veterans who have made sacrifices in the service of their country.

King Harald has long been an advocate for veterans’ rights. As patron of the Norwegian Veterans’ Association for International Operations (NVIO), the King has worked hard to ensure that veterans get the support and help they need.

His Majesty has been a champion of giving veterans recognition and respect for their service, often attending veterans’ events and visiting veteran institutions.

The Norwegian Veterans’ Association for International Operations runs nationwide peer support work for those who need a helping hand.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.