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Stoltenberg will meet with Erdogan in Turkey to advance the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg – -/NATO/dpa

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced on Wednesday that he will soon travel to Turkey to meet with the president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in order to advance the entry of Sweden and Finland into the military organization, once there are only Turkey and Hungary as countries to process the accession of Stockholm and Helsinki.

“I will go to Turkey myself in the near future. And we will do it to ensure that, as soon as possible, 30 Allies have ratified the Protocol of Accession, which will allow Finland and Sweden to become full members of the alliance,” he said. assured at a press conference from NATO headquarters in Brussels.

At the moment 28 members of the Atlantic Alliance have already ratified the protocol, confirmed Stoltenberg, who said that Hungary will carry out the parliamentary process in the autumn.

“Until now, this has been the fastest accession process in NATO’s modern history,” said the former Norwegian prime minister, who praised the efforts of the Swedish and Finnish authorities to speed up the procedures and been confident that Turkey will move forward with ratification.

Specifically, he has supported the message of the new Swedish Prime Minister, Ulf Kristersson, to “work hard” to implement the agreement reached between Sweden, Finland and Turkey and the visit he will make to Ankara to see Erdogan.



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