by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at the unveiling of the logo for the NATO Summit, Wales 2014

  • 25 Jun. 2014 -
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  • Last updated: 25 Jun. 2014 11:39

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and William Hague, UK Secretary of State

Ladies and gentlemen,

Together with Secretary Hague, I am pleased to unveil the logo for our NATO Summit in Wales.

This is a vibrant tapestry that presents strong symbols of Wales in a modern way. The castles.  The Welsh dragon.  The Celtic knot.  The Newport Transport Bridge.  Drawing on the past, looking to the future.

The Celtic knot represents the four ancient elements of earth, water, air and fire. To me, it also represents the unbreakable bond that binds NATO Allies together. And it shows how strongly connected we are with partners across the world. And at the Summit we will further strengthen those bonds.

Let me take this opportunity to thank the people of Wales, and indeed the whole of the United Kingdom, for hosting our next Summit in Wales. We look forward to a very successful summit in September.

Thank you.