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Nuclear Security Summit to be "unprecedented safety operation" for the Netherlands

English.news.cn   2014-01-27 21:11:32

THE HAGUE, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- A nuclear security summit in the Hague in March will be an "unprecedented safety operation" for the Netherlands, deputy chief of the national police Ruud Bik said during a press conference at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday.

Bik said 13.000 police officers will work during the summit, which is four times more than during the inauguration of King Willem Alexander in April 2013.

The nuclear security summit is the biggest summit taking place in Holland.

From March 10, aircraft will not be able to land on the new runway Polderbaan at Schiphol airport for a few weeks. The track will be reserved for important guests attending the summit. In addition, traffic above the Randstad area will be constrained. Awacs aircraft from NATO will patrol the skies.

Recreational aviation, including aircraft and balloon flights, will not be allowed during that period, said Dick Schoof, the national coordinator for security and counter-terrorism.

"We are well prepared," Schoof said. "In order to proceed safely, numerous visible and invisible measures have been taken," he added.

The Summit, scheduled for March 24-25, is aimed at reducing the amount of nuclear material in the world and preventing nuclear material from falling into the hands of terrorists.

A total of 48 world leaders, including U.S. president Barack Obama, are expected to come to the Hague for the summit.

Editor: Shen Qing
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