Leading politicians from the British Conservative Party support Boris Johnson's idea to become the next Secretary General of NATO.

APA informs that "The Telegraph" publication wrote about it.

The publication said that Prime Minister Johnson is presented as a candidate to replace the current NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who is expected to resign in September next year.

Johnson is the next British politician to be nominated for the job, following Defense Secretary Ben Wallace and former prime ministers Theresa May and David Cameron.

If he is unanimously supported by NATO member countries, he must resign from his position as a deputy to perform this duty.

The publication writes that the NATO member states of the Baltic countries trust Britain, and Johnson personally gained international trust for helping to build an international coalition against Russia.

Richard Drax, a senior member of the Conservative defense committee, told The Telegraph that he would support Boris Johnson's candidacy for the post if he wanted to.

“Any prominent Briton would be a great choice.

If Boris Johnson really wants it, of course I would support it," he said.

Another member of the defense committee, Marc Francois, added: "People will probably debate Boris Johnson's legacy for years, but one thing that is clear, indisputable, is his steadfast support for Ukraine in the face of Russian brutality."

Former Brexit minister David Jones said that Boris Johnson actually led the West's reaction to Putin: "It was he who went to Sweden and Finland and urged the leaders of both countries to apply for NATO membership."

The former head of the British Army, Lord Dannatt, said that he could not support Johnson because of his character: "There is no doubt that he has done very well and our comprehensive support for Ukraine is fantastic.

But this is related to personal qualities, honesty, lack of trust is necessary.

Frankly, we don't want to expose Boris Johnson on the international stage for more ridicule.

He is our national shame."

A high-ranking representative of the British Ministry of Defense also expressed doubts about the possibility of French President Emmanuel Macron vetoing it.

A source told the Telegraph: "The reality is that NATO segments are decided by unanimous decision. Any country can veto. Do you think President Macron will nominate Boris Johnson to be NATO's second general? That's problematic. The US should support you. must give and the French say yes.

It should be noted that the next head of NATO was supposed to be appointed in September of this year, but it was delayed by a year due to the Ukrainian war.

The last British politician to become Secretary General of NATO is Lord Robertson, the former Minister of Labor.