NATO Secretary General welcomes Prime Minister of Sweden to NATO Headquarters

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson to NATO Headquarters on Monday (27 June 2022) for discussions on Sweden and Finland’s applications to join the Alliance. The Secretary General said the security concerns of all Allies must be taken into account as part of the NATO accession process and that Türkiye’s concerns are legitimate and must be addressed.

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Mr Stoltenberg said: “We are now working together on an agreement between Sweden, Finland, and our Ally Türkiye, to further address security concerns, including around arms exports and the fight against terrorism.”  The Secretary General explained that Sweden and Finland’s applications for NATO membership are historic and that their membership of NATO would boost transatlantic security.

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