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Lack of consensus on next Nato chief could lead to Stoltenberg staying on

By Patrick Wintour

18 Jun 2023 · 3 min read

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  1. Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg may be asked to extend his term for another year due to political disagreements and vetoes.

Political disagreements, vetoes and personal reluctance make it increasingly likely that the Nato secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, will be asked to remain in post for another year at the Nato summit in Lithuania next month.

It would be the third time the former Norwegian prime minister has been asked to extend his almost 10-year term.

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