Dutch minister named new NATO chief

  • 2003-09-25
  • Agence France Presse
BRUSSELS - Dutch Foreign Minister Jaap de Hoop Scheffer was appointed Sept. 22 the new secretary general of NATO, succeeding Britain's George Robertson.Robertson, who will step down in December, paid tribute to the Dutchman, saying he faced "challenging times" at the helm of the alliance as it expands and transforms to adopt to the post-Cold War and post-September 11 world."These are challenging times for NATO, which is busier than ever and has also embarked on a radical transformation to adapt to the new security environment, and I am delighted that we have found the right man to ensure NA...
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