Stoltenberg Will Remain at the Helm of NATO for Another Year

NATO extended the mandate of Jens Stoltenberg for another year. The Norwegian politician will remain in charge of the Atlantic Alliance until October 1, 2024 thanks to the extension of the current mandate. This will be officially announced at the next meeting scheduled in Vilnius (Lithuania) on July 11 and 12.

This decision is motivated by the need to maintain strong leadership at a time when “we are facing unprecedented security challenges.”

“I’m honored by NATO Allies’ decision to extend my term as Secretary General,” Stoltenberg commented. “The transatlantic bond between Europe and North America has ensured our freedom and security for nearly 75 years, and in a more dangerous world, our Alliance is more important than ever.”

Joe Biden immediately expressed his appreciation for the Allies’ decision, “With his steady leadership, experience, and judgment, Secretary General Stoltenberg has brought our Alliance through the most significant challenges in European security since World War II.” Minister Kuleba from Kiev shared this opinion, confiding his comment to Twitter, “Great news about the mandate extension for Jens Stoltenberg as NATO Secretary General. Difficult times call for strong leadership. Jens Stoltenberg has proven it. I can’t wait to start promoting our cooperation.”