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Months before Jens Stoltenberg's term expires, there is increasing talk of the potential successor to the post of NATO Secretary General.

Among the candidates with great chances is British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, who has made no secret of his ambitions for the post.

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The issue is expected to be discussed by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and US President Joe Biden in Washington this week.

The other name is that of Danish Prime Minister Mette Fredriksen.

Asked by journalists, however, she said she was happy to be prime minister and had no ambitions to head NATO. Fredriksen would be the first woman to lead the Alliance.

Current Secretary-General Jens Stoltenerg, whose term expires in October, has announced that he will not run for office.


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