Boris Johnson could be the next NATO Secretary General

10:20 27 July Kyiv, Ukraine

Outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being considered for the post of NATO Secretary General, writes the authoritative British edition of The Telegraph.
 
Johnson's nomination as a candidate for the post of Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance is supported by members of the Defense Committee Richard Drax and Mark Francois, as well as former UK exit minister David Jones.
"If he were to apply for the post of Secretary General of NATO, I suspect that he could turn to the President for recommendations, " Francois said.
MP Marc Francois believes Johnson's political legacy will be controversial for years to come, but one thing that is clearly undeniable is his absolute unwavering support for Ukraine.
"If he applied for the post of NATO Secretary General, I suspect that he could rely on President Zelensky for a recommendation," Marc Francois said.
At the same time, the former commander of the British army, Lord Dunnutt, said that he would not support Johnson's candidacy because of his character.
"Undoubtedly, he has done a lot of good, and our full support for Ukraine is fantastic.. But I'm afraid it's personal, lack of honesty, lack of trust. To be honest, we don't want to put Boris Johnson on the international stage for more ridicule.. He's a disgrace to the nation," Dannatt said.
According to a source in the British Ministry of Defense, not all EU countries approve of Johnson's candidacy. The source noted that if Johnson tries to become NATO Secretary General, he will face a French veto, since decisions in the Alliance are taken unanimously.

Note that NATO is currently headed by Stoltenberg. He was appointed to this position in 2014 for a period of 5 years, but in 2019 his mandate was extended until October 2022. On March 24, through a full-scale war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, NATO member countries decided that Stoltenberg would remain until September 30, 2023.