WORLD leaders are set to descend on Newport as a major international summit is due to come to the city, the Prime Minister has announced.

David Cameron said that a summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is to meet at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport next year.

He had announced that Britain would host the summit for the first time since Margaret Thatcher welcomed NATO leaders at the end of the cold war in 1990.

In September Mr Cameron said: “This will be another important moment in the history of the alliance. It will be an opportunity for leaders to recognise the contribution and the sacrifice made by our service men and women as the ISAF mission in Afghanistan draws to a close, and as NATO draws down its forces and looks to help Afghanistan in different ways.

“The summit will also be about the future of our alliance. Britain has always been at the forefront of shaping the alliance, from its start in 1949 to NATO’s current operations, and the 2014 Summit will be critical in ensuring NATO remains a relevant, modern, adaptable force fit for the 21st century.”