The membership application was approved by a large majority. According to Parliament spokesman Matti Vanhanen, 188 deputies voted in favor of the measure, and only eight opposed it.
Scoreboard showing the result of the vote approving Finland’s candidacy for NATO membership – Photo: Lehtikuva/Antti Aimo-Koivisto via Reuters
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The White House also said, Tuesday (17), that the President of the United States, Joe Biden, will receive on Thursday (19) the Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China. SwedenMagdalena Anderson, President FinlandSauli Niinisto, to talk about the two countries’ candidacy for membership NATO.
Although the member states of NATO Since the United States, Germany and France have already announced that they will do everything in their power to speed up the entry process for the two northern countries, Turkey, which is also a member of the coalition, could delay this course.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that his country would not agree to Sweden and Finland joining NATO. In order for a new member to be accepted, all existing members must agree to enter the requesting country.
The traditionally neutral countries of Northern Europe have indicated their intent to rapidly integrate the Western military alliance after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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Sweden and Finland are getting closer to Russia – Photo: Arte g1
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