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    Stoltenberg Appoints Gottemoeller as NATO Deputy Secretary General

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    According to reports, Jens Stoltenberg has appointed US Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller as his deputy.

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has appointed US Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller as his deputy, the alliance said Monday.

    "I am delighted to announce the appointment of Rose Gottemoeller, who will bring to NATO a wealth of experience in international security policy, and in areas such as arms control and relations with Russia," Stolteberg said, as quoted in a statement issued by the alliance.

    Gottemoeller will be the first woman to hold the post, a "milestone in NATO," Stolteberg noted.

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