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Intense security efforts when Madrid becomes the scene of the NATO summit.

She wrote that the security crackdown ahead of the NATO summit meant that Madrid could be compared to a besieged city El Pais. The police operation, numbering about 10,000 men, was named Oberacion Irene, a name taken from the Greek goddess of peace.

Fighter planes, military aircraft and other helicopters will be visible in the sky almost around the clock, and in the blink of an eye, streets may need to close for several minutes to allow police escorts with VIPs to pass.

Those who work in the capital Work remotely if possible, as access to city traffic will be very limited, particularly on June 29-30 when the summit will be held.

“Some days are going to be tough,” Mayor Jose Luis Martinez Almeida told El Pais newspaper.

It’s an excellent opportunity for us to show Real Madrid, but it will be completely surrounded in practice.

There are 10,000 police officers in Madrid to maintain security during the days of NATO meetings.

There are 10,000 police officers in Madrid to maintain security during the days of NATO meetings.

Photo: Alberto Ortega / TT

Nearly 5,000 people will participate in the meeting, which will be held at the IFEMA Exhibition Center in central Madrid. In addition to NATO heads of state, heads of state from partner countries, including Japan, South Korea and New Zealand, will also attend. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will also participate, although it is currently uncertain whether he will do so via a video link or through an actual visit.

Key issues What will be discussed during the summit will be the strategic path that NATO will choose in the future, especially in light of new developments around Russia and Ukraine, but also in light of China’s growing economic influence and the climate crisis. NATO writes in a press release.

For the Swedish part, the meeting on Tuesday has a special weight. then must Magdalena Anderson meets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Finnish President Sauli Niinist√∂ Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, to discuss Sweden and Finland’s application for NATO membership.

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