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Jens Stoltenberg appointed as Secretary General of NATO

Mar 29, 2014 11:29 IST

Jens Stoltenberg was appointed as the Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). This was announced by the North Atlantic Council in Brussels in Belgium on 28 March 2014. Besides, he was also appointed as the Chairman of the North Atlantic Council.

Stoltenberg will take charges of Secretary General of NATO on 1 October 2014. He will replace the incumbent Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former Prime Minister of Denmark.

About Stoltenberg
Jens was born in Oslo, Norway in 1959 and did his Masters in Economics from Oslo University.

Jens Stoltenberg was the Prime Minister of Norway for two times. He was appointed as PM of Norway for the first time in 2000 and was in office till 2001. In 2005 he was elected as the PM of Norway for the second time and remained in office till 2013.

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At present, he is a UN Special Envoy on Climate Change. He is involved in international assignments which included chairing the United Nations High-level Panel on System-wide Coherence and the High-level Advisory Group of Climate Change Financing.

About NATO

  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) was established in 1949 which is based on North Atlantic Treaty popularly known as Washington Treaty. It is headquartered in Belgium, Brussels.
  • It is an inter-governmental military alliance of North Atlantic Countries with 28 members mainly from Europe and America. It is also known as North Atlantic Alliance.
  • NATO promotes democratic values and encourages consultation and cooperation on defence and security issues to build trust and, in the long run, prevent conflict. NATO is committed to the peaceful resolution of disputes of the countries where conflict is involved. Military capacity of NATO will undertake the crisis management operations if diplomatic efforts fails.

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