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Foreign Secretary welcomes announcement of NATO Secretary General-designate

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NATO’s North Atlantic Council confirmed that Mr Jens Stoltenberg will succeed NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in October 2014.

Foreign Secretary William Hague said:

I welcome today’s announcement of Jens Stoltenberg as NATO’s next Secretary General.

Jens will take up his new role shortly after this year’s NATO summit in Wales. I look forward to working with him and other Allies to shape NATO’s future. Events in Ukraine remind us that NATO has a vital role in ensuring the collective security of all members of the alliance.

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