Nato summit momentous in Wales' history, says Carwyn Jones

Carwyn Jones AM Carwyn Jones: "We will be at the centre of world affairs next week"

Related Stories

First Minister Carwyn Jones says next week's Nato summit in Newport will be a "momentous occasion in the history of Wales".

And he said it was important Wales built on the world's focus on the nation after the event to help business investment and tourism.

He made the comments at a reception at the Foreign Office in London for businesses and overseas media.

Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb called the summit "historic" for Wales.

"Never before on British soil has there been such a large gathering of international leaders," he added.

"Politically it is one of the most significant summits ever to take place in Europe," he said.

The pair addressed about 200 guests at the event on Thursday to showcase Welsh business, education and tourism in the build up to the summit next Thursday and Friday.

Mr Jones added: "We will be at the centre of world affairs next week but it is absolutely crucial that we are able to build on that as we look to the future.

"I look forward to this being a momentous occasion in the history of Wales and one that we must build on in the future."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Wales politics stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Van DammeA-list adverts

    BBC Autos takes a look at some of the most curious and courageous link-ups in car-advert history

Programmes

  • Bitcoin logoClick Watch

    The developer behind the new Bitcoin tech on the fears it will hide criminal activity

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.