Stoltenberg congratulates Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Poto: Magnus Fröderberg/

Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg congratulates Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen on his appointment as Secretary-General for NATO, and wishes him good luck with the important task, writes

“I regard it as positive that NATO will have a Secretary-General from one of the Nordic countries, and I look forward to continuing our cooperation with Fogh Rasmussen,” says Stoltenberg.

NATO leaders agreed unanimously on April 4 to appoint Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen as the next head of the alliance after Turkey dropped its objections, reports

NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer told a joint news conference with Rasmussen: “You know that there has been discussion over the past 36 hours, but the fact that we are standing here next to each other means a solution has been found also for the concerns expressed by Turkey, and we all very much agree and are unanimous.”

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