July 20, 2024

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Finnish parliament approves NATO entry, Sweden signs accession letter |  Globalism

Finnish parliament approves NATO entry, Sweden signs accession letter | Globalism

parliament Finland This Tuesday (17) approved the government’s petition for the country to apply to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) (NATO).

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

On the same day, Secretary of State SwedenAnne Lindy announced that she had signed the official letter that the state would hand over to him NATO Applying for candidacy to join the alliance.

“Our nomination for NATO Officially signed.

The minister stated that Sweden Will deliver the message with FinlandWhich is supposed to happen later this week.

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.

The traditionally neutral countries of Northern Europe have indicated their intent to rapidly integrate the Western military alliance after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Finland and Sweden move closer to NATO after the Ukraine war; understand

Sweden and Finland are getting closer to Russia – Photo: Arte g1