President Niinistö met with McConnell, Republican leader of the US Senate, and Republican senators in Mäntyniemi

“We had a very good discussion. I want to refer to our last meeting in Washington in March. And I want to thank you once again for the encouragement you gave a couple of months ago. And now you see the results,” President said at a joint press conference after the meeting.

In addition to , the president and senators discussed Ukraine. – We had a very interesting discussion, not only about ’s NATO membership, but also about Ukraine.

Senator stated that the of the is to process Finland’s application for membership as soon as possible after Finland’s official application has been submitted. According to the senator, Finland would strengthen the defense . In addition, the senator thanked Finland for all that Finland has done for Ukraine.

The President of the Republic and the Committee on Foreign and Policy decided earlier, on Sunday, 15 May 2022, that Finland would apply for membership in the Organization (NATO) after consulting Parliament.

Source: of the President of the Republic

Source: The Nordic Page

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