NATO Allies select new Secretary General

  • 04 Apr. 2009 -
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  • Press Release (2009) 048
  • Issued on 04 Apr. 2009
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  • Last updated: 05 Apr. 2009 14:37

At the Summit in Strasbourg and Kehl, the 28 NATO Heads of State and Government agreed uninamously to appoint Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen as NATO's next Secretary General.

 Mr Fogh Rasmussen will formally take up his duties on August 1, 2009, when the term of the current Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, expires after five and a half years at the helm of the Alliance.