Helsinki [Finland]May 17 (ANI): Finland’s parliament has approved the country’s accession to NATO, with 188 out of 200 lawmakers supporting the decision and eight voting against, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Tuesday.
US President Joe Biden will host his Finnish counterpart and Sweden’s Prime Minister in the White House on May 19 for talks on the two nations’ NATO applications, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Tuesday.
“On Thursday, President Biden welcomes Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto to the White House. Leaders will discuss Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO applications and European security, as well as strengthen our close partnerships on a range of global issues and support for Ukraine,” he said. she.
It is noteworthy that Sweden and Finland will jointly apply for membership in NATO on Wednesday, said Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson today, according to the news agency Sputnik.
“We will jointly submit applications to NATO tomorrow,” Andersson said.
“This letter is addressed to NATO Secretary General (Jens) Stoltenberg,” Haavisto said as he signed the document.
The letter will be delivered to NATO Headquarters by Finland’s envoy to the Alliance. (ANI)