UK Secretary of State Boris Johnson has expressed the desire of having the country's former Prime Minister David Cameron become NATO's next secretary general.
Cameron, according to the Financial Times, has been reticent after he resigned as Member of Parliament in September last year. Current NATO leader Jens Stoltenberg will stay in the position to either 2018 or 2019.
The NATO Secretary General is always a European.
Britain's interest in Cameron as the new leader can be seen as Prime Minister Theresa May's further commitment to a European cooperation, despite that the country has chosen to leave the EU.
However, according to the newspaper, some European NATO diplomats are skeptical to Cameron as the new leader, because of the way he steered the country into Brexit.
- The way he led the UK into a situation where he had a referendum which led to Brexit, was not particularly wise. It can be seen as Britain tightens its grip around NATO and seeks more influence in shaping relations between the alliance and the EU. Some would say "no chance" of it, says one diplomat.
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