The security costs for the summit meeting between Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden in Geneva amount to several million Swiss francs.
It is estimated that the cost will amount to over five million francs.
Here a soldier on a roof in Geneva.
The summit took place on June 16, 2021.
The Geneva State Chancellery confirmed a report by the Geneva newspaper “Le Courrier” to the Keystone-SDA news agency on Tuesday. Part of this 5.2 million francs will be taken over by the federal government.
The summit meeting between Biden and Putin on June 16 required an exceptional security presence for Geneva. Almost the entire staff of the Geneva canton police was mobilized. 800 police officers were called in from other cantons.
The Swiss Army was also deployed with 1,000 men. To ensure the safety of the meeting point for the two presidents and the freedom of movement of the delegations, the area around the port of Geneva was closed to all traffic for almost 24 hours. (SDA / bra)
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