NATO Secretary General Rasmussen's Extension

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 4, 2012


The United States congratulates NATO Secretary General Rasmussen on the extension of his mandate for a fifth year. This is a well-deserved acknowledgment of his outstanding leadership and tireless commitment to sustaining and strengthening the Alliance. He also has overseen the development of a new Strategic Concept and a bold plan of action to ensure we have the tools required to confront a changing and uncertain landscape. We look forward to continuing to work with him in the years to come.



PRN: 2012/1596