Governor Abbott Meets With His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon Of Norway

March 14, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today met with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway to discuss enhancing the productive trade relationship of Texas and Norway, and working together on important issues such as energy, transportation, and water infrastructure. A readout of the meeting can be found below.

Governor Greg Abbott welcomed Crown Prince Haakon to the Texas Governor's Mansion, and thanked him for his visit. The Governor and the Crown Prince discussed the importance of the energy sector to the economies of Texas and Norway. The two leaders also focused on ways to address today's transportation challenges, including the application of electric cars and mass transit rail. During the meeting, the two also spoke on how improvements to Texas' water infrastructure could help flood management in the greater Houston area following Hurricane Harvey. The meeting concluded as the Governor congratulated the Crown Prince on his country’s performance at the recent Winter Olympics in South Korea, where the Norwegian team won more medals than any other nation.

In addition to meeting with the Governor, the Crown Prince is also in Austin supporting Norwegian companies attending South by Southwest.