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NATO counts on the rapid entry of Sweden and Finland into the alliance


NATO flag. File photo BRUSSELS, May 18. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the alliance is counting on “quick steps” to formalize the membership of Sweden and Finland. On Wednesday, the ambassadors of these countries solemnly handed over Stoltenberg at NATO headquarters in Brussels, their applications for membership. “Your applications today are a historic step. Allies will now consider the next steps. The security interests of all allies must be taken into account. We aim to consider all issues and reach quick solutions,” the Secretary General said. He confirmed NATO's position on that “every nation has the right to determine its own path.” “Your two countries have made their choice after going through democratic processes. I warmly welcome the requests of Finland and Sweden. You are our closest partners and your membership in the alliance will strengthen our common security,” the Secretary General concluded.Sweden and Finland submitted applications to NATO to join the alliance

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