Finland and Sweden complete NATO membership talks
Members of the Alliance on July 5 must sign the protocols on the accession of countries. The protocols will then be sent to all NATO countries for ratification.
Finland and Sweden have completed negotiations to join NATO. About it informs NATO press office.
It is noted that on Tuesday, July 5, the members of the Alliance must sign the protocols on the accession of countries. Further, the accession protocols will be sent to all NATO countries for ratification in accordance with their national procedures.
Both countries have officially confirmed their readiness and ability to fulfill the political, legal, military and NATO membership obligations.
At the talks, the Finnish delegation was headed by Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto and Defense Minister Antti Kaikkonen, while the Swedish delegation was headed by Foreign Minister Ann Linde and Secretary of State for Defense Jan-Olof Lind.
The meetings for each country were chaired by NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy Bettini Kadenbach.
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