Danish PM’s changes to become NATO Secretary-General most preferable: Russia’s permanent representative
Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen's chances to NATO Secretary-General are most preferable, Prime-TASS quoted Russia's permanent representative to NATO Dmitry Rogozin as saying at a news conference in ITAR-TASS news agency.
"Discussions are underway within the alliance. They are primarily held between Eastern Europe and the "old" Europeans. France and Germany support Rasmussen's candidacy because he is an experienced high-level politician. The U.S. also will not be disappointed with this nomination. Rasmussen has traditionally supported many U.S. initiatives, including very questionable such as war in Iraq," Rogozin said.
"However, Eastern Europe, particularly Baltic members of NATO, leaves no hope to see the alliance led by Polish Foreign Minister Radoslav Sikorsky," he said.The powers of the incumbent NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer will expire at the end of July. The candidacy of his successor in office will be named at the anniversary summit of the alliance to be held in Strasbourg and Kehl on Apr. 3-4.