ANKARA, Nov 8 Swedish Prime Minister Olof Kristersson after talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Stockholm will fully comply with the agreement with Ankara on NATO membership.
“Turkey is one of the NATO members most affected by terrorism. Sweden will fulfill all its obligations to Turkey. In the future, it will fulfill the obligations assumed as an ally. We will fully implement the tripartite memorandum,” Kristersson said in a statement to the media after talks with the Turkish leader in Ankara.
Amid the events in Ukraine, on May 18, Finland and Sweden submitted applications to NATO Secretary General to join NATO alliance. At first, Turkey blocked the start of the process of considering these applications, but on June 29, Turkey, Sweden and Finland signed a security memorandum that takes into account all of Ankara's concerns. Turkey, in turn, withdrew its objections to the entry of these two European countries into NATO. As of October 6, 28 countries out of 30 have already made a positive decision on the admission of northern countries to NATO, with the exception of Turkey and Hungary.