NATO defense ministers have extended the mandate of the current chairman of the North Atlantic Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, for another six months and elected him as the successor to Italian Defense Chief Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragonet.
This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to the NATO press service.
The relevant decisions were made by NATO defense ministers on September 16 during the Military Committee Conference in Oslo.
They also noted the need for leadership continuity "in an unstable security environment and against the backdrop of the greatest strengthening of the Alliance's collective defense since the Cold War."
Following the election, Admiral Dragonet said that NATO would be able to "offer its full support to Ukraine" and address the problems that are "emerging internationally."
In his turn, Bauer expressed his intention to do everything possible to "continue to bring together north, south, east, west, large and small countries within our Alliance" and to "actively engage with NATO partners around the world."
The release also says that the decision will allow Admiral Dragonet to serve out his term as Italy's defense minister until November 2024.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 17/09/2023