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Finland officially decided to join NATO

Decision on Finland's accession to NATO

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (left) and Finnish President Sauli Niinistö (right)

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The corresponding statement on Sunday, May 15, was made by the government of the country. As Finnish President Sauli Niinistö pointed out, a decision has been made to apply for NATO membership, reports TASS.

Finland’s Permanent Representative in Brussels will provide the physical application for Finland’s accession to NATO. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland spoke about this the day before. The diplomat also said when you plan to apply. Subsequent negotiations with the North Atlantic Alliance on Finland’s membership will be taken over by delegations formed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence.

Earlier, the President and Prime Minister of Finland supported the initiative to apply for membership in the North Atlantic Alliance. The Finnish leader said that in the coming days Helsinki would decide to seek NATO membership.

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