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NATO's longest-serving spokesperson steps down

Jun 9, 2023

Oana Lungescu, the longest-serving NATO spokesperson in the bloc's history, is stepping down this summer.

This was reported by Yevropeiska Pravda, citing a statement Lungescu released on June 9.

"Oana Lungescu, the first woman to serve as NATO spokesperson, is stepping down at the end of August after leading the Alliance's communications during the most turbulent period in a generation," Lungescu said in a statement posted on Twitter.

Lungescu was appointed in 2010 by former Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen after a long career at the BBC. In 2014, she was reappointed by current Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.


Lungescu is the longest-serving spokesperson in NATO's history and is the first woman journalist to hold the post.

She will begin handing over to her deputy, Dylan White, after the NATO Summit in Vilnius in mid-July.

As you know, the current NATO Secretary General, Norwegian Jens Stoltenberg, is due to step down in September this year.

Author - Olena Madiak, 09/06/2023

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