Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the Extension of the Mission in Libya

BELGIUM–(ENEWSPF)–1 June 2011 – The following statement is attributed to NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. 

NATO and partners have just decided to extend our mission for Libya for another 90 days.

This decision sends a clear message to the Qadhafi regime: We are determined to continue our operation to protect the people of Libya. We will sustain our efforts to fulfil the United Nations mandate. We will keep up the pressure to see it through.

Our decision also sends a clear message to the people of Libya: NATO, our partners, the whole international community, stand with you. We stand united to make sure that you can shape your own future. And that day is getting closer.

Link to the video statement by the NATO Secretary General: