Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will become the next Secretary General of NATO

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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will become the next Secretary General of NATO

This was agreed on Wednesday by the ambassadors of the 32 countries of the Atlantic Alliance. As of October 1, Rutte will succeed Jens Stoltenberg, who has been in office for ten years.

The acting Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, will become the next Secretary General of NATO The ambassadors of the 32 countries of the Atlantic Alliance agreed on this on Wednesday. This was decided by the North Atlantic Council. Rutte succeeds Jens Stoltenberg, who has been in office for ten years. Rutte succeeds Jens Stoltenberg, who has been in office for ten years.

In view of the new appointment, Stoltenberg indicated in a message on his social network consensus builder.” Likewise, he wished him “good luck in continuing to strengthen NATO. I know that I am leaving NATO in good hands,” he concluded.

Rutte will assume his duties as Secretary General from October 1 next yearwhen the Norwegian politician’s term ends.

Last week, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis withdrew his candidacy to lead NATO, leaving Rutte, who already had the support of the rest of the allies, as the sole candidate. In any case, it was necessary for the North Atlantic Council to formalize the decision to appoint Rutte, which it did during the meeting that the allied ambassadors had convened for next Wednesday.

The decision is then expected to be endorsed by Alliance leaders at their July 9-11 summit in Washington.

Source: EITB

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