Press release

PM statement on NATO Secretary-General extension

Prime Minister Theresa May's statement following NATO announcement that Jens Stoltenberg has been extended in the role of Secretary-General.

PM Theresa May with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

Prime Minister Theresa May said:

Secretary-General Stoltenberg has been a true champion of the NATO Alliance and the values it represents. He has made sure that NATO has stood strong but not stood still, meeting Russian aggression in eastern Europe while reforming to face developing threats such as cyber-attacks and hybrid-warfare.

The UK has always shared his desire to ensure that NATO keeps pace in an ever-changing environment. I am delighted that the Secretary-General will now have the opportunity to build on this and I look forward to continuing our strong partnership.

Published 12 December 2017