The King had the opportunity to observe activities on board during an intensive day. The King listened to a talk about the operation and was also able to follow the management of the operation in the area.
The King, who has had experience of life on board a navy ship, showed a great interest in the vessel, crew and their duties.
"This visit is under different conditions with the tropical heat, different clothing and a uniform that is unfamiliar to me, as well as equipment that is adapted and that didn't exist when I spent time on board navy ships. It is important for Sweden to contribute with a presence in this area. We should be proud of the fact that we have been entrusted with the task of leading the other units in the EU force," said The King.
The King had time to meet sailors and officers from the crew, and gave the following summary of his impressions of the day:
"An extremely exciting, interesting and informative visit."
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