Sunday, February 28, 2010

De Hoop Scheffer: The Netherlands Damages NATO

Jaap de Hoop Scheffer (Christian Democrat), former secretary-general of NATO and former Dutch foreign minister, has said that The Netherlands has damaged the image of NATO. He was referring to the upcoming departure of Dutch troops from Afghanistan, despite the request of the current Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to maintain a smaller mission there for another year. De Hoop Scheffer added that the letter by the current secretary-general, asking for this, was written in close consultation with the Dutch government.

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