Transporter Bridge to be on Newport Nato summit logo

South Wales Argus: Transporter Bridge to be on Newport Nato summit logo Transporter Bridge to be on Newport Nato summit logo

THE logo for the Newport Nato summit is to be graced with the iconic Newport Transporter Bridge, No.10 Downing Street has announced.

Foreign secretary William Hague and Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen will unveil the logo, which will be festooned with an array of Welsh symbols, in Brussels today (Wednesday).

The image of the Transporter Bridge – one of only six operational transporter bridges worldwide and an icon of the Newport skyline – will be seen by thousands of delegates and media attending the summit.

The news came after first minister Carwyn Jones greeted world leaders including US Secretary of State John Kerry at a special Welsh themed event in the Belgian capital where Welsh wine from Monmouth's Ancre Hill Estates was served.

According to No.10 Downing Street the Transporter Bridge was chosen to represent Newport as the host city. The logo also features a castle, a dragon to represent the Welsh spirit and the Celtic Knot to represent Welsh heritage, as well as the Nato symbol itself.

No.10 said the logo was designed to provide a forward-looking, strong, modern logo drawing on Wales’ diverse heritage.

The UK government is also inviting people from across Wales to share images on Twitter of what makes Wales special to them. Images of Wales tweeted with the hashtag #MyWales between now and the summit could be viewed by attending world leaders.

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7:02am Wed 25 Jun 14

Vauxfiat says...

It's an inconic landmark in Newport so it should rightly be the NATO Logo
It's an inconic landmark in Newport so it should rightly be the NATO Logo Vauxfiat
  • Score: 10

7:19am Wed 25 Jun 14

33daverave says...

They could have two iconic Newport symbols. The Transporter Bridge atop a flagon of White Lightning.
They could have two iconic Newport symbols. The Transporter Bridge atop a flagon of White Lightning. 33daverave
  • Score: -14

7:27am Wed 25 Jun 14

Casnewydd lad says...

What is the point if it's being called the wales sumit and not the newport NATO summit, I wonder who's decision that was?? Seems funny that Matthews hates newport and at every major event newport barely gets a mention, come on newport city council stop being in the poket of Matthews and grow some balls for once
What is the point if it's being called the wales sumit and not the newport NATO summit, I wonder who's decision that was?? Seems funny that Matthews hates newport and at every major event newport barely gets a mention, come on newport city council stop being in the poket of Matthews and grow some balls for once Casnewydd lad
  • Score: 6

7:46am Wed 25 Jun 14

KarloMarko says...

Where's the string and sticky backed plastic? If Nato really want to patronise the "community" they've got to give us the tools. Mind you, "community engagement" by Nato is usually dropping a drone on an unsuspecting village. Watch out Caerleon.
Where's the string and sticky backed plastic? If Nato really want to patronise the "community" they've got to give us the tools. Mind you, "community engagement" by Nato is usually dropping a drone on an unsuspecting village. Watch out Caerleon. KarloMarko
  • Score: -10

8:13am Wed 25 Jun 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

If you look at the NATO symbol and where the deliberate shading falls, it looks like a swastika. I wonder if they know this?
If you look at the NATO symbol and where the deliberate shading falls, it looks like a swastika. I wonder if they know this? Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: -10

8:28am Wed 25 Jun 14

Gasguy says...

That's lovely, I'm glad they got that vital task completed, now could they have a quick look at what roads they are going to shut around the Celtic Manor and if it's not too much trouble let the residents know. Thanks ever so much.
That's lovely, I'm glad they got that vital task completed, now could they have a quick look at what roads they are going to shut around the Celtic Manor and if it's not too much trouble let the residents know. Thanks ever so much. Gasguy
  • Score: 8

12:27pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Martyn Butler says...

NEWPORT TRANSPORTER BRIDGE in NATO Graphics
Now if OBAMA would like a visit .. we could put on a show
‪#‎reNEWPORT‬ ...
See More https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=HFtC-sxK
p4g
NEWPORT TRANSPORTER BRIDGE in NATO Graphics Now if OBAMA would like a visit .. we could put on a show ‪#‎reNEWPORT‬ ... See More https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=HFtC-sxK p4g Martyn Butler
  • Score: -1

1:14pm Wed 25 Jun 14

paddyparry says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
If you look at the NATO symbol and where the deliberate shading falls, it looks like a swastika. I wonder if they know this?
If you stand 2.5 miles away, close both eyes, and squint, it does. If you look very closely you can see a Declaration of Trans Gender Rights in the background. I suppose it depends on the glasses you look through Katie :-)
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: If you look at the NATO symbol and where the deliberate shading falls, it looks like a swastika. I wonder if they know this?[/p][/quote]If you stand 2.5 miles away, close both eyes, and squint, it does. If you look very closely you can see a Declaration of Trans Gender Rights in the background. I suppose it depends on the glasses you look through Katie :-) paddyparry
  • Score: 6

2:26pm Wed 25 Jun 14

displayed says...

Martyn Butler wrote:
NEWPORT TRANSPORTER BRIDGE in NATO Graphics
Now if OBAMA would like a visit .. we could put on a show
‪#‎reNEWPORT‬ ...
See More https://www.youtube.

com/watch?v=HFtC-sxK

p4g
Nice plan, what appened to it!
[quote][p][bold]Martyn Butler[/bold] wrote: NEWPORT TRANSPORTER BRIDGE in NATO Graphics Now if OBAMA would like a visit .. we could put on a show ‪#‎reNEWPORT‬ ... See More https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=HFtC-sxK p4g[/p][/quote]Nice plan, what appened to it! displayed
  • Score: -1

2:30pm Wed 25 Jun 14

displayed says...

How can anyone suggest the transporter should be linked synonymously with the Nato fiasco coming in Sept!

Ludicrous...........
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How can anyone suggest the transporter should be linked synonymously with the Nato fiasco coming in Sept! Ludicrous........... .... displayed
  • Score: -3
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