Despite Russia’s warnings, Finland and Sweden apply to join NATO
Finland and Sweden simultaneously handed in their official letters of application to join NATO this Wednesday morning
The letters were presented to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg by the Finnish Ambassador to NATO Klaus Korhonen the Swedish Ambassador to NATO Axel Wernhoff, at the Alliance’s Brussels headquarters
Stoltenberg welcomed the requests by Finland and Sweden to join Nato, calling it a historic step and a good day at a critical time for our security.
The Finnish president, Sauli Niinistö, and the Swedish prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, are due to travel to Washington on Thursday to meet the US president, Joe Biden, for talks on their countries’ application and European security more broadly.