“As previously stated by Stoltenberg, he will return to Norway after his successor as Secretary General takes office,” RIA Novosti quotes the press service of the alliance.

Earlier it became known that Stoltenberg was chosen as the new head of the Central Bank of Norway.

It is reported that former British Prime Minister Theresa May, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Estonian Prime Minister Kaya Kallas or Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, as well as former EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini can become the new NATO Secretary General.