NATO – Extension of NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg’s term (4 July 2023)


Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna congratulated Jens Stoltenberg yesterday on the extension of his term as NATO secretary-general until October 1, 2024.

During the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine, Mr. Stoltenberg has demonstrated his ability to maintain unity and the Alliance’s adaptation to threats while responding effectively and responsibly to new challenges to Euro-Atlantic security.

France will maintain its commitment to working closely with the secretary-general, particularly during the Vilnius Summit on July 11 and 12, which will be an important opportunity to harness long-term support for Ukraine, continue adapting the Alliance to the new security context, and advance cooperation between NATO and the EU in a way that benefits Euro-Atlantic security.