Belgian PM reassures people about security

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel

BRUSSELS, June 18 (KUNA) — Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has reassured people about the current security situation in the country, saying that there is no problem for people to come together anywhere.
He made the statement during a press conference after a National Security Council meeting held following large-scale anti-terrorist police operations last night in which 12 suspects were taken in for questioning.
Michel said: “There is no reason to panic. It is safe for people to come together in public places.” “Last night’s action proves that our intelligence services are doing an excellent job. There is no such thing as a zero risk, but extra security measures are in place to guarantee safety as much as possible. We keep monitoring the situation, hour after hour,” said the Belgian Premier said.
“People can come together to watch the game against Ireland, no worries,” he said. Belgium is playing Ireland tonight at Euro 2016.
Meanwhile, four leading Belgians politicians and their family are receiving extra police protection since yesterday.
The four are said to be Charles Michel, Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, Interior Minister Jan Jambon and Justice Minister Koen Geens, according to Belgian media reports. (end) nk.mt