Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the nomination of General Petraeus

  • 29 Apr. 2011 -
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  • Press Release (2011) 050
  • Issued on 29 Apr. 2011
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  • Last updated: 28 Apr. 2011 17:20

I would like to extend my congratulations to General David Petraeus on his nomination as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. I have enjoyed working with him and would like to thank him for a particularly successful tour of duty in Afghanistan.

North Atlantic Council Meeting Left to right: General David H. Petraeus and NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen walk together to the meeting

Archive photo: ISAF Commander General David Petraeus and NATO Secretary General Rasmussen, July 2010

ISAF has seen many successes under his command, which is due in no small part to his hard work and dedication.  We will continue our joint efforts to further campaign progress and implement Transition between now and his departure.

I wish him every success in his future role.