“I am absolutely confident that this wonderful alliance will be able to find a wonderful successor. I am now focused on leading the alliance through the end of my term this fall… I am confident that 30 allies, 31 allies, will find a successor to replace me.” said the current NATO Secretary General
Earlier it was reported that Britain hopes to push its Defense Minister Ben Wallace into the post of the new NATO chief. In turn, US President Joe Biden said last week that he considers it possible to opt for Wallace’s candidacy. This was stated by the owner of the White House in a joint press conference with the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak. “Maybe. We’ll see. We need to reach a NATO consensus to see what happens,” Biden said, answering a question about Wallace’s prospects of becoming the alliance’s new head. The US leader stressed that the agreement process on the candidacy of the new NATO Secretary General is still underway.
Let us remember that the mandate of the current NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, expires on September 30.