Joe Biden congratulates Finland, Sweden and Turkey on signing the NATO Accession Treaty

The invited the President of Sauli Niinistö and the of Sweden visited the and said he strongly supported their membership.

“Their membership will strengthen ’s collective and benefit the entire transatlantic alliance. I look forward to working with NATO Secretary General , our allies and Congress to ensure we can quickly welcome them into our alliance,” Biden said.

“As we begin this historic NATO summit in Madrid, our alliance will be stronger, more united and more determined than ever,” he added.

President Sauli Niinistö said earlier on Tuesday that has agreed to support Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO membership aspirations, which removed a major obstacle to joining the alliance.

In a statement, Niintso said that Turkey, Finland and Sweden signed a joint memorandum in Madrid. The joint memorandum underscores Finland’s, Sweden’s and Turkey’s commitment to “fully support abroad against threats to each other’s security,” Niinistö said, according to CNN.

“The concrete stages of our NATO membership will be agreed among NATO allies over the next two days, but the decision is now immediate,” he added.

Head of NATO said it was “confident” that Finland and Sweden would be able to successfully join NATO after the signing of the tripartite memorandum of understanding.

“I am pleased to announce that we now have an agreement paving the way for Finland and Sweden to join NATO. Turkey, Finland and Sweden have signed a memorandum addressing Turkey’s concerns, including arms exports and the fight against terrorism,” Stoltenberg told reporters in Madrid after.

Source: ANI

Source: The Nordic Page

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