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The Flags were lowered at old NATO Headquarters

Szöveg: |  2019. július 18. 14:53

The Brussels NATO Headquarters building hosted the Centre of the North Atlantic Alliance for more than half a century. One year after the move to the new headquarters, the representatives of the Member States finally lowered the national flags in front of the old building.


The NATO Headquarters moved to Brussels in 1966. The Headquarters building had been built in less than six months, and it was originally intended as a temporary home of the Alliance; still it has functioned for over 50 years. The soldiers of NATO’s twenty nine Member States could move in 2018 into the new building, which meets all the requirements of the 21st century, but only this year, on 10th July, did they finally bid farewell to the old building.


On the occasion of the final farewell the representatives of the Member States lowered their own national flags, each at the same time and at the last time, thus bidding farewell to the historic building. The Hungarian flag was placed folded in a display case, thus commemorating the twenty years that passed since our accession.


The fate of the old headquarters has not yet been decided. The owner of the building is the Belgian State; the decision about its further use will be made in the near future.