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Who Will Be The Next Secretary-General Of Nato?  
User currently offlineSKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1412 posts, RR: 5
Posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

New NATO chief doesn't have to be European: Canada
Mon Mar 9, 2009 5:00pm EDT

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay, pressed about media reports that he could be in the running for the job of NATO Secretary-General, said on Monday that nationality should not be a bar for the post but shied away from saying he was interested.

The job has always gone to a European. The current secretary-general, Dutchman Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, is due to step down in July.

More at: http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE5286HB20090309
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I agree with the Minister, nationality should not be a consideration. Canada has been doing a lot of heavy lifting in Afghanistan and has been a member of NATO for 60 years- we should be in the running. As the article notes, a German newspaper has reported that Britain, France and Germany will back the Danish Prime Minister while the Washington Post has reported that the US (Biden) would press for MacKay.

Thoughts?

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User currently offlineFatmirJusufi From Albania, joined Jan 2009, 2441 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2114 times:

I have read on newspapers yesterday that Danish PM Anders Fogh Rasmussen, will be next Secretary-General of NATO.

Fatmir



DO FLIGHTS. NOT FIGHTS.
User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

I am fine with the new Secretary General coming from either: US, Canada, UK, or Denmark. I would add Netherlands to that list but Scheffer is from there. Don't pull your weight in Afghanistan, you don't deserve such an honour.



Liam spin 


User currently offlineNewAlitalia From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has been appointed because Italy's Defence Minister Antonio Martino (who was a very close personal friend of Pres. Bush) prefered to continue to serve at the Italian Government.
I am not sure he is available now, but Mr Martino is one of the highest profiles possible still now and an expert of International affairs.


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