VIENNA, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Austrian police are ramping up their preparations for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) summit here on Thursday and Friday, with a large presence of officers to be on duty.
Austria Press Agency quoting a police spokesperson as saying on Tuesday that about 2,000 officers will be on duty on Thursday, and about 600 on Friday.
The OSCE Ministerial Council meeting to be held at the Hofburg will host 41 foreign ministers, including Rex Tillerson from the United States and Sergey Lavrov from Russia. Many other delegates will also be present.
The police, including special forces units, will be responsible for picking up the delegates, escorting them, as well as securing travel routes and hotels.