The decision will be finally made by NATO Heads of State and Government at the next week’s summit in Vilnius.
NATO member states agreed to extend the mandate of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for another year, until 1 October 2024. This information was published on the Alliance’s website on Tuesday, July 4.
It is indicated that the decision will be finally made by NATO Heads of State and Government at the next week’s Summit in Vilnius.
“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,” Stoltenberg said.
In turn, allies thanked the Secretary General for his leadership and commitment, which had been crucial in preserving transatlantic unity facing unprecedented security challenges.
Jens Stoltenberg has been the Head of NATO since October 1, 2014. He was expected to resign last year and planned to head the central bank in Norway, his home country, but in March 2022 Alliance members’ leaders agreed to extend his mandate due to the outbreak of war in Ukraine.
A few weeks ago, Stoltenberg said he had no plans to remain the NATO Secretary General.