NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Photo: NATO.

Stoltenberg continues as Secretary General of NATO

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NATO’s member countries have agreed to extend Jens Stoltenberg’s tenure as Secretary General of the defense alliance until October 1, 2024.

This was announced by NATO.

Norwegian Jens Stoltenberg has been NATO Secretary General since 2014. Prior to that, he was the leader of the Labour Party and Prime Minister of Norway, first from 2000 to 2001 and again from 2005 to 2013.

Mr Stoltenberg said: “I am honoured by the decision of NATO Allies to extend my term as Secretary General. The transatlantic bond between Europe and North America has ensured our freedom and security for nearly seventy-five years, and in a more dangerous world, our great Alliance is more important than ever.”

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was briefly mentioned as a potential successor to Stoltenberg as NATO Secretary General, but she herself has rejected being a candidate for the position.

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