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The Secretary-General of the Western European Union was the head of the Western European Union (WEU), a Cold War era European defence and collective security organisation, which was dissolved in 2011.
In 1999, it was agreed that the holder of the newly-created post of High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union should also be the Secretary-General of the WEU. This was then Javier Solana; however, following a reconfiguration of the High Representative post, Solana's successor Catherine Ashton was never appointed Secretary-General, and an acting secretary-general fulfilled the role until the WEU's dissolution in 2011.
|Maurice Iweins d'Eeckhoutte||Belgium||1962–1970|
|Friedrich-Karl von Plehwe||West Germany||1974–1977|
|Wim van Eekelen||Netherlands||1989–1994|