Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO, is scheduled to resign at the end of September. The Norwegian “does not intend to ask for an extension of his mandate,” a NATO spokesman said.
The German newspaper Welt am Sonntag writes today based on information from “senior diplomats” that the member states want to extend Stoltenberg’s term of office until April 2024. That would provide stability against the background of the war in Ukraine. NATO will also celebrate its 75th anniversary in April next year with a summit in Washington, which Stoltenberg could still chair.
The Norwegian’s term of office has already been extended three times. Stoltenberg is mentioned as a possible new chairman of the World Bank, the German newspaper writes.
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