On 11 November 2011, Mr. Dragan Markovic, Belgrade, Serbia was conferred Knight of 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit for his tireless work and promotion of Norwegian – Serbian relations, cooperation and friendship through more than 30 years.
We all congratulate you – it is well deserved.
11. novembra 2011. godine gospodinu Draganu Markoviću (Beograd, Srbija) je dodeljeno odlikovanje Viteza prve klase Kraljevskog norveškog reda zasluga za njegov neumoran rad i promociju norveško-sprskih odnosa, saradnju i prijateljstvo tokom više od 30 godina.
Svi Vam čestitamo – odlikovanje je zasluženo.
The Order of Merit
The Royal Norwegian Order of Merit was founded by King Olav V in 1985. It is conferred on foreign and Norwegian nationals as a reward for their outstanding service in the interest of Norway.
His Majesty The King is the Grand Master of the Order. The Order of Merit is divided into three classes and two sub-classes:
● Grand Cross
● Commander w/star
● Knight of 1st Class
Kraljevski norveški red zasluga je osnovao kralj Olaf V 1985. godine. Odlikovanje se dodeljuje stranim i norveškim građanima kao nagrada za izvanredne usluge u interesu Norveške.
Njegovo veličanstvo kralj je veliki majstor Reda zasluga. Red je podeljen u tri klase i dve potklase:
● Veliki krst
● Komandant sa zvezdom
● Vitez prve klase
The Insignia of the Order is the Cross of St. Olav, wrought in gold or silver, with a plain crown in each of the four corners formed by the arms of the cross, inlaid with a rounded, red cross in the centre with King Olav V’s monogram surmounted by a crown.
The order’s ribbon is made of navy blue silk.
The Knight’s Cross is worn on the left breast.
The Insignia of the Order is the property of the person to whom it has been conferred, but previously conferred insignia is to be returned to the Council of the Order if the recipient is promoted to a higher class or sub-class.