September 14, 1988 |
Manfred Woerner, new secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, said Tuesday that Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev should be challenged to back up his reform rhetoric by joining the West in fighting Third World hunger and preserving the environment, as well as in reaching new arms control agreements.
February 26, 1992 |
NATO Secretary General Manfred Woerner on Tuesday proclaimed a new era of partnership with Russia, the alliance's old Cold War foe, but said that actual Russian membership in NATO is not in the offing. "They did not request membership," he told reporters as he wrapped up a three-day visit to Russia and Ukraine.
September 21, 1990 |
Manfred Woerner, secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, declared Thursday that the alliance could play a wider role in areas of conflict that affect vital Western interests such as the present Persian Gulf crisis. It was the first time that Woerner had put on record his "personal opinion" that NATO could and should do more to support the U.S.-led multinational force in Saudi Arabia.
December 1, 1987 |
The appointment of West German Defense Minister Manfred Woerner as the new secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization seemed certain Monday when former Norwegian Prime Minister Kaare Willoch withdrew his candidacy for the post. Willoch's withdrawal averted what could have been an embarrassing fight within NATO, where, traditionally, a new secretary general is named by unanimous consent of the 16 member nations.
April 2, 1993 |
NATO Secretary General Manfred Woerner is heading for speaking engagements in California next week with an urgent message: The United States must retain its leadership in world affairs to ensure global stability. "California often looks toward the Pacific Rim," said the political leader of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in his spacious office here. "But without American leadership in Europe, the world would be more and more unstable."
August 14, 1994 |
Manfred Woerner, the former West German defense minister who led the North Atlantic Treaty Organization for six crucial years that spanned the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, died Saturday following a long battle with cancer. A statement issued at NATO headquarters here said Woerner, 59, died at his home in Brussels.