Former Liberal PM’s Term Extended In Charge of NATO
Antony Hook has welcomed the news that The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) ha announced the mandate of Anders Fogh Rasmussen as its Secretary General has been extended until 31 July 2014 after gaining approval from the North Atlantic Council.
Mr Fogh Rasmussen, a former Danish Prime Minister and leader of ELDR member party Venstre, took up his duties at NATO on 1 August 2009. In a press statement, the North Atlantic Council said they will support the Secretary General in his dedicated work to carry forward NATO’s tasks, missions and objectives, based on consensual allied decisions.
Antony Hook said,
“The British press rarely report the enormous impact that liberal are having both in the UK and members of our sister parties, with whom we are all members of the European Liberal Democrats (ELDR) in the rest of Europe and on the world stage.”
“Anders’ continuation as leader of NATO underlines that no-one should think that liberal leaders are not well qualified to take charge of defence matters, where a calm cool temperament is more important than macho grandstanding one often sees from politicians.”