Former British Prime Minister David Cameron, forced to resign after the victory of the yes in the June referendum on the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, could become NATO’s next secretary-general.
According to several London newspapers, the government of Theresa May — who succeeded Cameron at 10 Downing Street — will push the candidacy of the former British Prime Minister, who in December abandoned his seat as a Conservative MP.
“We have to find him a role, he has so much to offer,” said of Cameron a British minister, who remained anonymous, quoted Thursday by the newspaper ‘The Mail’.
Mr. Cameron, like many of his predecessors, has always been very close to the United States, not hesitating to engage with Washington in military operations within NATO or ad hoc coalitions, Such as the one put in place by President Barack Obama to fight the Jihadists of the Islamic State (ISIS) group.
The four-year term of NATO’s current secretary-general, former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, expires at the end of September 2018.
According to the ‘Guardian’, quoting a source from 10 Downing Street, May’s government has yet to decide whether to support a British candidate as the next secretary general of the Atlantic Alliance, a position that traditionally held by a European, while the main military leader of NATO remains still an American general.
Cameron resigned on 24 June in the aftermath of the clash of supporters of an exit from the European Union during his own referendum. Mrs. May succeeded him on July 13th.