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King Harald V of Norway in Homer, Alaska. Image via Twitter

Norway’s king opens Arctic drilling conference in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Alaska conference on Arctic offshore drilling received royal treatment Wednesday.

King Harald V of Norway gave opening remarks at conference in Anchorage hosted by INTSOK, a trade organization established in 1997 by the Norwegian government and its oil and gas companies.

One of the group’s 2015 goals is to promote the Norwegian oil and gas industry in overseas markets.

The king says Norway and Alaska have much in common, including rugged terrain, harsh climate and thriving societies based on natural resources.

He says Norway and Alaska have can learn from each other, particularly in the oil and gas sector.

He says he’s confident Norwegian companies would be worthwhile partners for drilling in U.S. waters.

The king is nearing the end of a seven-day U.S. trip.

In related news, Global investors kick off lawsuit against Norway in gas pipeline row.

This article was written by Dan Joling from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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