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Trump in Brussels next week for Nato summit

10:40 05/07/2018

A "Trump Not Welcome" protest will be held at Brussels North station on Saturday afternoon ahead of the US president's visit to Brussels next week.

Trump and 28 other heads of state will be in the city for a Nato summit from 11-12 July.

At the summit, heads of state will make decisions on increasing military mobility and their response to issues in Syria, Iraq and the Ukraine. The alliance is expected to launch a new training mission in Iraq to prevent the re-emergence of ISIS and other terrorist groups. The United States is also pushing fair "burden-sharing" to the top of discussions.

The summit will take place in the new Nato headquarters in Haren, which will be officially inaugrated for the event. The officials will also visit the Egmont Palace, The Hotel, the European institutions and the Cinquantenaire where a gala will be held on 11 July.

During the summit there will be heightened security including perimeters and traffic diversions. Military personnel patrolling the streets as a part of the Operation Vigilant Guardian (OVG) will also increase from 550 to up to 870.

For more information on security during the summit, see the Nato website. Details of road closures can be found here. The Stib website and app will have travel updates.

The anti-Trump protest on Saturday will begin at 15.00 outside Brussels North station. A similar event last year attracted 10,000 protesters.

Written by Hannah Rodriguez