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Nato summit: Welsh stars record Obama welcome message

Welsh celebrities have recorded messages of welcome to US President Barack Obama as he prepares to visit Wales for the Nato summit.

Matthew Rhys, Damien Lewis, Katherine Jenkins, Bryn Terfel and Colin Jackson are among those who appear in a video which also features some of Wales's most famous landmarks.

Rhys and Lewis are familiar to US TV audiences as stars of the hit series Brothers & Sisters and Homeland respectively.

First Minister Carwyn Jones raised the idea of a welcome video when he met the US ambassador to discuss preparations for the summit taking place in Newport this Thursday and Friday.

Mr Jones said it was part of the drive to promote Wales to Nato visitors as a destination for business and tourism.

(Video shown courtesy of the Welsh government)

  • 03 Sep 2014
  • From the section Wales
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