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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of the NATO Secretary General

President Obama will welcome Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), to the White House on Friday, May 13.  The President and the Secretary General will discuss NATO’s role enforcing UN Security Council Resolutions 1970 and 1973 on Libya, including the protection of Libyan civilians.  The leaders will also review NATO’s progress in Afghanistan and look ahead to the next NATO Summit, which the President will host in the United States in 2012.