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Published on March 31, 2014
Appointment to the post of Secretary General – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, March 28, 2014

The French President welcomes the appointment of Mr Jens Stoltenberg to the post of NATO Secretary General. The governmental and international experience of Mr Stoltenberg, former Prime Minister of Norway, is an invaluable asset for NATO, particularly in the current context of tensions linked to the Ukraine crisis.

The Head of State is delighted by the prospect of working with Mr Stoltenberg on the challenges awaiting the Atlantic Alliance, particularly the deepening of the strategic partnership with the European Union and NATO’s continued adaptation to address the security challenges of the coming years. France will play its full role in these./.

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