Boris Johnson may become NATO Secretary General – The Telegraph

At the same time, there are fears that the French president may veto this appointment.

Johnson may lead NATO - media / UNIAN
Johnson may lead NATO – media / UNIAN

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who will soon leave his post, may become the next Secretary General of NATO.

This is written by the authoritative British edition of The Telegraph.

After the resignation, Johnson is unlikely to be left without a high position, especially against the backdrop of strong support for Ukraine, which has demonstrated strong leadership qualities of the politician.play video

Johnson’s nomination as a candidate for the post of Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance is supported by members of the defense committee Richard Drax and Mark Francois, as well as former British exit minister David Jones.

“If he were to apply for the position of Secretary General of NATO, I suspect that he could turn to the President for recommendations,” Francois said.

At the same time, the Chief of the General Staff of the British Armed Forces in 2006-2009, Richard Dannat, believes that the scandals around Johnson, because of which he announced his resignation, could shake the confidence in the politician. He does not see Johnson as NATO Secretary General because of his personal qualities, but calls his support for Ukraine “simply fantastic.”

The source of the publication in the British Ministry of Defense doubts the likely appointment of Johnson as Secretary General of the Alliance. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that French President Emmanuel Macron could veto such an appointment.

“The reality is that NATO representatives are appointed by unanimous decision. Any country can veto. Do you think President Macron would nominate Boris Johnson for the post of NATO Secretary General? This is a challenge for the British side. Yes,” the official said.

NATO is currently led by Stoltenberg. He was appointed to this position in 2014 for a period of 5 years, but in 2019 his mandate was extended until October 2022. On March 24, through a full-scale war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, NATO member countries decided that Stoltenberg would remain until September 30, 2023.

(C)UNIAN 2022

4 comments

  1. The putler-groveling turds in Nato will never allow a man of principle like Boris. It’s not a military alliance, it’s a talking shop for socialist twats. Another Marxist tosspot will get the job. It has not been held by a conservative for 40 years.
    If Liz becomes PM, she may give Boris the Foreign Secretary brief; or maybe a special ambassador for Ukraine could be created at cabinet level.

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    • Come on, Boris ruined it himself.
      Yes, I would love to see him as a NATO Secretary as I don’t think we need pussies like Stoltenberg currently.

      But Boris is damaged too much and I don’t think most people take him very seriously. During my latest travel I walked into a random pub and English people were shouting “Fuck Boris Johnson” and in another I saw two English people greeting each other by saying this.

      I have no idea who they were or whether this is some kind of a joke among English people, but something tells me they think he is a clown.

      My preference is some ex-president of one of the Baltics states, as they know Russia very well and there are no corpses in the closet that can haunt them.

      Boris could be a viable option, but I think the scandals around him are still too fresh so maybe in like two years.

      I also don’t think Liz Truss will appoint him as he is even unpopular among the Tories. But Boris is a crazy but smart guy so I think we haven’t seen the last of him.

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  2. From the Telegraph:

    “Oleksii Goncharenko, a Ukrainian MP, was at the forefront of calls for Mr Johnson to take up the post when present secretary general Jens Stoltenberg steps down next year

    Mr Goncharenko said: “Boris Johnson’s leadership during this war has ensured vital military, economic and humanitarian supplies have been provided to Ukraine.

    “The UK has been one of our most important supporters and has imposed meaningful sanctions on Russia.

    “He would be the right person to take over from Jens Stoltenberg as he understands the challenges that Nato and the West face.

    “He will always support Ukraine in our fight against the 21st century’s Hitler and will support Nato members and Nato goals with the same level of unstinting support.”

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  3. I would love to see Boris in this job. It would be a welcome breath of fresh air after having sackless cowards in this position. Maybe NATO could then return to be what it was meant to be and not a cub scout troop.

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