Tomorrow Budapest will receive Defense Ministers from the NATO countries around the world. They will debate several subjects, but the work of NATO in Afghanistan will for sure use much of the time. There will also be a small ceremony where Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and Hungary’s Defence Minister Imre Szekeres will attend a ceremony to welcome Hungarian troops returning from Afghanistan.

Because of this the city’s traffic will be in big trouble. The people will meet in the Sofitel, InterContinental and in the Marriott hotel by the Danube and because of this streets near these will all be closed. As the delegation arrives to and leaves Budapest the road from the airport to the city will also be closed, which means long lines for those heading in that direction.

There will also be forbidden to park in the area around the Heroes Square from 6 in the morning until 24.00 in the evening on Thursday. Maybe they are visiting Gundel, or enjoying a bath in the Szechenyi Thermal Bath?

A map showing the closed roads (Source: Nepszabadsag)

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