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Former Norwegian premier Stoltenberg likely new NATO chief

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28 March, 15:51
Former Norwegian premier Stoltenberg likely new NATO chief (ANSA) - Rome, March 28 - Former Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg will likely be the new NATO chief, Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini said Friday. Italy had been supporting former Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini in his bid to succeed former Danish prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen as NATO secretary-general, whose term ends on July 31. "I've spoke with Frattini. He understands and agrees with the decision," Mogherini told a press conference. She added that Italy contributed to the "unanimous decision to elect Jens Stoltenberg. The official announcement could be made today". Frattini served under three-time premier Silvio Berlusconi.

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