Finland and Sweden complete negotiations on joining NATO

Finland and Sweden complete negotiations on joining NATO

Countries are currently signing protocols on joining the organization, after which the ratification process will take place

Finland and Sweden complete negotiations on joining NATO

It is informed that Finland and Sweden have completed negotiations on joining the North Atlantic Alliance, as it was agreed last week by NATO leaders at the summit in Madrid.

Source. This was stated in the statement of the Alliance.

Details. It is noted that both countries have officially confirmed their readiness and ability to fulfill political, legal and military obligations and obligations of NATO membership.

“The talks were conducted between NATO officials and representatives from Finland and Sweden. The Finnish delegation was led by Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto and Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen, the Swedish delegation was led by Foreign Minister Ann Linde. The meetings for each country were chaired by the NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, Ambassador Bettina Cadenbach,” the statement says.

Currently, Finland and Sweden are signing protocols on joining the organization, after which the ratification process will take place.

The signing ceremony is being held in Brussels at the headquarters of the alliance. The Finnish delegation was led by Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto and Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen, the Swedish delegation was led by Foreign Minister Ann Linde. 

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