NATO chief keen to work closely with new British PM

12th May 2010, Comments 0 comments

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Wednesday congratulated Conservative leader David Cameron on becoming prime minister, saying Britain's commitment to the alliance was not in doubt.

"I warmly congratulate David Cameron on becoming prime minister of the United Kingdom," the NATO chief said after Labour leader Gordon Brown resigned Tuesday and a new Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government was formed.

"I look forward to working closely with him, as the alliance takes forward our operation in Afghanistan and prepares a new strategic concept," the head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation stressed.

"I have no doubt of the UK's continuing strong engagement in, and commitment to NATO," he underlined, while thanking Brown for his cooperation during his three years in office.

© 2010 AFP

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