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Mon 1 to Wed 31 Jul 2013

NATO chief Rasmussen remains in office for another year

  • By Eva HS
  • Last update: 3 years ago
  • Worldwide

Anders Fogh Rasmussen

flickr- World Economic Forum

The term of NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is extended by one more year. 

The former Danish prime minister was to end his duties in July 2013, but will be in office until July 2014, shortly before the NATO ends its mission in Afghanistan.  

Rasmussen's extended term was announced on October 3, 2012, following months of speculation amongst potential successors. 

Traditionally, NATO chiefs are appointed for a four-year term with a possible extension of a year.

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