NATO countries could not find a worthy replacement for Jens Stoltenberg, his powers were extended for another year

The governments of NATO member countries have agreed that Jens Stoltenberg will remain NATO Secretary General for another year, according to the Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang. According to the publication, the decision is supported by all members of the alliance.

The governments of 31 NATO member countries have reached an agreement: according to Verdens gang, all NATO countries collectively support the decision to ask Jens Stoltenberg to continue as Secretary General

— emphasized in the publication.

It is noted that Stoltenberg did not officially confirm his consent to the extension of the term of office. His contract with NATO expires October 1, 2023. The alliance's headquarters in Brussels expects him to do so ahead of the summit in Vilnius scheduled for July 11-12.

Bloomberg previously reported that Stoltenberg would be kept as NATO Secretary General because the countries of the North Atlantic bloc could not choose a successor. According to the US, it should be one of the prime ministers of the countries of the alliance. The extension of Stoltenberg's term of office will make it possible to elect an official after elections are held in the EU in 2024 and new potential candidates are “vacated”.

Earlier, The New York Times reported that the first candidate for the post of NATO Secretary General in Washington was considered Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland with Ukrainian roots. Previously, Freeland served as head of the Canadian Foreign Ministry, she speaks English, French, Italian, Russian and Ukrainian. Other candidates were later named, including British Defense Minister Ben Wallace and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas also claimed the post of head of the alliance.
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  1. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 28 June 2023 17: 07
    The West is shrinking, even such a degenerate cannot be replaced.
    1. observer23 Offline observer23
      observer23 (Igor) 28 June 2023 17: 56
      Why change it? The head does its job, says
    2. Siberia55 Offline Siberia55
      Siberia55 (Yuri) 29 June 2023 06: 43
      You still need to look for such a degenerate.
      Scoreboard and brain, like that chicken. Talent! laughing laughing
  2. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 28 June 2023 19: 10
    The crazy head of the European Union still decided not to nominate)