The event which took place in Kirkenes, North Norway had its mood dampened due to the current Ukraine-Russia conflict and the associated political tensions between Norway and Russia.
The two countries foreign ministers, Lavrov and Brende, met for the first time since the crisis in Ukraine began, and there was clear division of opinion:
King Harald at the monument of war time mothers at the square of Kirkenes during the 70th anniversary
of the liberation of Eastern Finnmark in Kirkenes on Saturday. Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix