The Allies agreed that the NATO chief will remain in the office for another two years. They expressed support of the Secretary General's work on the adaptation and modernization of the Alliance.
'Honoured by the decision by the NATO Allies to extend my term as Secretary-General until 30 September 2022. Together we will continue to adapt & modernise our Alliance to keep it fit for the future', Stoltenberg posted on Twitter.
The Norwegian official assumed the office of the 13th NATO Secretary General on October 1, 2014. A member of the Labour Party, he also served as Prime Minister of Norway from 2000 to 2001 and from 2005 to 2013.
Stoltenberg's current mandate is supposed to expire next year.