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Latvian Foreign Minister Karins is ready to be NATO Secretary General

Nov 19, 2023

Latvian Foreign Minister Krisjanis Karinš is ready to propose his candidacy for the post of NATO Secretary General. Bloomberg reported this.


The agency has information that Karins may be one of the candidates for the post of NATO Secretary General if Latvia decides to run for the post.

Karins has experience leading Latvia as prime minister, clearly understands the scale and nature of the threats posed by Russia, strongly supports Ukraine, and has proven to be able to build international consensus, the newspaper writes.

In a statement released today by Karinšs' press service, it was emphasized that under his leadership Latvia "exceeded the goal" of raising the share of national defense spending above the 2% of GDP level.

The term of office of the current NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expires in October 2024, and he has said that he is not going to run for a new term.

Earlier, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas announced their candidacies for the post of NATO Secretary General.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 20/11/2023

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