Nato summit week draws to close with military open day

Military organisers estimated that 70,000 people attended a 'Meet the Forces' day in Cardiff Bay on Sunday, at the end of the Nato summit Wales week.

Police have hailed the security operation - the largest the UK has ever seen - as a success, with 31 arrests made in total.

World leaders including Barack Obama left Wales on Friday, praising Newport and Cardiff for a warm welcome.

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Newport to host NATO-themed festival

60 World leaders will visit Newport on September 4th & 5th Credit: NATO

A special festival will be held this weekend in Newport to celebrate the NATO summit coming to the city.

The event, which has been organised jointly by the UK Government and Newport City Council, will include a range of food from different countries, local bands, and demonstrations from soldiers.

On offer will be reindeer burgers from Iceland, waffles from Belgium, smorgasbord from Denmark and paella from Spain. The British stall will offer Welsh cheese from Ceredigion, and locally-brewed liquor.

The festival will give people a chance to sample the food of the countries attending the Summit and there's a great line up of activities for people of all ages.

I'm really looking forward to attending and I would encourage people to come along for a fun day out ahead of the NATO summit.

– Stephen Crabb, Secretary of State for Wales

Serving soldiers from across the army, including 160 Wales Brigade will also be on hand to demonstrate military vehicles and equipment, and a Battle of Britain fly-past over the city will close the day's celebrations.

The summit will be held on 4th & 5th September at the Celtic Manor Resort.

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