The former Norwegian prime minister, who turns 64 in March, took over as head of the Atlantic alliance in October 2014
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who has been in office since 2014, does not wish to extend his term again after it expires in October, as a representative of the Atlantic Alliance announced today.
In March 2022, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Alliance leaders decided to extend the Norwegian official’s term until September 30, 2023.
From now on, he “has no intention of asking for a further extension of his term,” said Oana Lungescu, a NATO spokeswoman.
“The secretary general’s term was extended three times and he served a total of almost nine years,” he noted.
The former Norwegian prime minister, who turns 64 in March, took over as head of the Atlantic alliance in October 2014.
The first NATO chief from a country bordering Russia, his tenure began against the backdrop of standoffs between Moscow and Kiev — already — just months after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula.
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