(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Greece fully supports Sweden's and Finland's plans to join NATO,
its foreign minister said on Saturday, Trend reports citing Reuters .
'Greece has excellent relations with these two countries, which
are also members of the European Union,' Nikos Dendias said in
Berlin where he will attend an informal NATO ministers meeting.
'The Greek side has a very clear stance (on the matter), we are
ready to welcome Sweden and Finland to the NATO family, we believe
they have much to offer,' he said.
A day after Finland committed to applying to join NATO, Swedish
Foreign Minister Ann Linde said membership for her country would
have a stabilising effect and benefit countries around the Baltic
Joining the 30-nation Western military alliance would end the
neutrality the two states maintained throughout the Cold War.
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