President Clinton On NATO
Statement By The President
I am very pleased that our NATO alliance has selected British Defense Secretary George Robertson to be NATO's next Secretary General.
George Robertson is an extremely talented and dedicated public servant. He has made a tremendous contribution to the United Kingdom's effort to modernize its military forces. He displayed extraordinary leadership during the Kosovo conflict and has continued to lead in the effort to restore stability there. I look forward to working with him as he guides NATO into the new century.
Solana has done a superb job, steering NATO through
conflict in the Balkans, ushering in three new members of
the alliance, reaching out to our security partners across
Europe, and meeting other vital challenges. I look forward
to continuing to work with him in his new role at the