MP calls for NATO to see top Newport sights
4:13pm Wednesday 8th January 2014 in News
NEWPORT West MP Paul Flynn has asked for delegates at this year’s Nato summit to have the chance to visit the Transporter Bridge and other major city attractions.
Speaking during Welsh questions in the Commons Mr Flynn said delegates will be guests in “what is probably the best hotel in Britain, the Celtic Manor”.
He asked Welsh secretary David Jones: “Will they have the chance to visit the other major attractions of Newport — the Roman remains at Caerleon, the magnificent Transporter Bridge and the splendid Tredegar House — so that they can have a rich and unforgettable experience in Newport?”
Mr Jones said the summit will allow for the chance to showcase Wales on a global stage.
“I agree entirely with the honourable gentleman that Newport and, indeed, the whole of south east Wales has a huge amount to offer.
“As I have said, I believe that the Nato summit will do a massive amount to showcase that part of Wales to the whole world,” he said.
The Nato summit will take place at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, and in venues in Cardiff, in September.
More than 60 world leaders are expected to attend.
The last Nato summit was held in Chicago in 2012.
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