NATO Talks on Right Path, Says Secretary-General

NATO talks between Finland, Sweden and Turkey wound up in Brussels on Thursday with promises to meet again before the western alliance’s July summit in Lithuania, reports Eye on the Arctic.

“The parties agreed that rapid ratifications for both Finland and Sweden would be in everyone’s interest, and that their membership will strengthen the Alliance", NATO said in a news release after the meeting

“Türkiye, Finland, and Sweden also agreed on the long-term value of the Permanent Joint Mechanism in fighting terrorism and agreed to continue cooperation in this format and meet again before the Vilnius Summit.

Finland and Sweden made the decision to join NATO in 2022 after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and stressed the desire to enter together. 

NATO approved their applications and the accession protocols for both countries were signed on July 5.

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