The Finnish Foreign Ministry has announced the date of filing an application for NATO membership

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Finland’s Permanent Representative in Brussels will provide the physical application for Finland’s accession to NATO. This was announced on Sunday, May 15, by Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto.

The Finnish politician noted that the application will most likely be submitted on Wednesday, May 18, according to the Swedish edition of Aftonbladet.

Haavisto specified that 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.

The diplomat also noted that Finland is satisfied with the way the process of discussing NATO accession is going on in neighboring Sweden, as it increases the security level of both countries.

The Finnish President and Prime Minister supported the initiative to apply for membership in the North Atlantic Alliance. The Finnish leader said that in the coming days Helsinki decides to seek NATO membership. At the same time, he did not name the exact date, but noted that by joining NATO, Finland would strengthen its own security.

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