Lebanese Farah Dakhlallah Was Just Appointed As NATO’s Spokesperson


NATO’s Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, has appointed Farah Dakhlallah, a Lebanese and British national, as the organization’s spokesperson, making her the first female Arabic-speaking spokesperson for NATO. Dakhlallah will commence her duties in March 2024, after Oana Lungescu, who held the position from 2010 to 2023.

In a statement on her official X account, Dakhlallah described her appointment as an honor and privilege, emphasizing NATO’s crucial role in safeguarding freedom, democracy, and global peace, protecting over one billion individuals.

Dakhlallah’s appointment comes with a diverse background, having gained experience from prominent institutions such as the United Nations, the UK government, AstraZeneca, and various media outlets.

Her expertise spans across different sectors, showcasing a multifaceted approach to her new role.

Against the backdrop of ongoing conflicts, notably in Ukraine, Lebanese Dakhlallah’s appointment underscores NATO’s commitment to effective communication and engagement with the global community.