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Thirty North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member states have signed the Accession Protocol for Sweden and Finland.
NATO ambassadors signed the Accession Protocol for Finland and Sweden at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday 5 July in the presence of Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Havisto and Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde.
“This is a truly historic moment for Finland, Sweden, NATO and our shared security,” said NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
At the Madrid summit last week, the leaders of NATO allies agreed to invite Finland and Sweden to join NATO following a tripartite memorandum of understanding between Turkey, Finland and Sweden.
The NATO Secretary-General said that the door to NATO is open to European democracies who are ready and willing to contribute to our shared security. He said that with 32 countries, we will be stronger and our people will be more secure, because we are facing the biggest security crisis in decades.