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Wednesday, 17 August 2022 06:30 GMT

NATO inks membership procedures for Sweden, Finland


(MENAFN) Officials from NATO's 30 member says on Tuesday inked agreement protocols for Finland and Sweden, after their offers to the military alliance at the historic meeting in Madrid last week.

The NATO secretary general and the foreign ministers of Finland and Sweden hosted a press meeting in Brussels after the inking of protocols, where they replied to reports’ questions about the 3-way memorandum with Turkey, in which they promised to address Ankara’s worries about their position on the PKK and FETO terror groups.

Stoltenberg stated that “This is a historic day for Finland, for Sweden, for NATO and for Euro-Atlantic security,” adding "Today, we have shown once again that NATO's door is open.”

The NATO head also thanked Ankara, Helsinki, as well as Stockholm for their “constructive approach.”

He also mentioned that “Trilateral agreement they signed at Madrid summit made today possible.”

Adding “I know all three parties are working hard on the implementation and robust follow-through, especially in the fight against terrorism.”

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