NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg holds news conference in Brussels © Thomson Reuters  

Reuters: NATO’s Stoltenberg will not seek another extension of his term, spokesperson says 

BERLIN (Reuters) – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg will end his term as planned in October, a spokesperson for the alliance said, after a newspaper reported a further extension was in the works. 

“The mandate of Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has been extended three times, and he has served for a total of almost nine years,” NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu said late on Saturday. 

“The Secretary-General’s term comes to an end in October of this year and he has no intention to seek another extension of his mandate.”  

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Update #1: NATO chief has ‘no intention’ of extending tenure — DW

Update #2: NATO Chief’s Departure Plan Relaunches Succession Race — VOA/AFP  

WNU Editor: A lot can happen between now and October.