Saturday, 4 April 2009

Obama, Gul Meet With Rasmussen

The NATO Secretary General appointment saga continues. It has emerged that President Obama and Turkish President Abdullah Gul spent an hour discussing the issue, and that for at least part of the meeting they were joined by Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

Clearly, while the US has publicly said that there is "no urgency" to the issue, President Obama wants it solved in Strasbourg if at all possible.

Italian media have also been reporting that when Prime Minister Sivio Berlusconi snubbed his colleagues during their symbolic link-up on a bridge across the Rhine, he was in fact talking to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his cellphone about Rasmussen.

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