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Germany urged to quickly accept Finland and Sweden into NATO

German Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock

NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana (left) and German Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock (right)

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German Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock said that Finland and Sweden must be admitted to NATO quickly if the countries want to become members of the alliance. She made such a statement on Sunday, May 15, before an informal meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Berlin, reports RIA Novosti.

“Our doors are open to them if their parliament and societies decide in favor of joining NATO,” the minister said.

According to her, Germany will do everything to speed up this process. Burbock stressed that the period between Helsinki and Stockholm applying for membership in NATO and their inclusion in the alliance should be minimal.

Earlier, the deputy secretary general of the alliance, Mircea Geoana, stated that the issue of membership of Sweden and Finland in NATO is likely to be resolved positively, if the relevant applications from these countries still arrive. According to him, now Finland and Sweden are already NATO partners, with which the bloc is working in different areas.

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