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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NATO summit welcomed by Gwent Police

It the first NATO summit in the UK since 1990. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/P A Images

Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner Ian Johnston is welcoming the announcement the Celtic Manor Resort near Newport will host next year's NATO summit:

“.... (the) announcement is positive and welcome news for Gwent and the whole of South Wales. The size, scale and importance of the event cannot be over estimated, and policing and security will need to be of the highest standard"

Gwent Police Chief Constable Jeff Farrar says:

"This is a great opportunity for Gwent to once again showcase itself on an international stage, and we are delighted to be welcoming such a prestigious event to our policing area.

“It will be an enormous challenge for the Force but with our track record of having policed the 2005 European Union Foreign Ministers summit and the 2010 Ryder Cup at the same venue we are confident that working with other agencies and partners the event will be both safe and secure."

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