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04 Apr. 2023 230404g-007.jpg - Ceremony marking the accession of Finland to NATO - Meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs - Brussels, 4-5 April 2023, 107.34KB

Finland joins NATO as 31st Ally

Finland became NATO’s newest member today (4 April 2023), upon depositing its instrument of accession to the North Atlantic Treaty with the United States at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. NATO Allies signed Finland’s Accession Protocol on 5 July 2022, after which all 30 national parliaments voted to ratify the country’s membership.
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Finland to join NATO as Allied Foreign Ministers meet

Finland will become the 31st member of NATO on Tuesday (4 April 2023), immediately preceding a two-day meeting of Allied Foreign Ministers. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Finland’s imminent accession, saying: “It will be a good day for Finland’s security, for Nordic security and for NATO as a whole.”
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Secretary General welcomes progress on Finland’s road to NATO membership

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto and Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen to NATO Headquarters on Monday (20 March 2023) for talks on Finland’s progress toward membership in the Alliance.
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NATO Secretary General hosts meeting of senior officials from Türkiye, Finland and Sweden

On Thursday (9 March 2023), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg convened representatives from the governments of Türkiye, Finland and Sweden - the parties to the Permanent Joint Mechanism established by the Trilateral Memorandum signed in Madrid on the margins of the 2022 NATO Summit. This was the third such meeting of the Permanent Joint Mechanism since its creation last year.
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Secretary General in Helsinki: time to welcome Finland and Sweden as NATO members

In Helsinki on Tuesday (28 February 2023), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in the Cooperation Committee of the Nordic Labour Movement (SAMAK) Nordic Summit, together with Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, and Magdalena Andersson, leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party.
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NATO Secretary General in Helsinki

Во вторник (28 февраля 2023 г.) Генеральный секретарь НАТО Йенс Столтенберг посетил Хельсинки для встреч с высокопоставленными должностными лицами и для участия в саммите Комитета по сотрудничеству Рабочего движения стран Северной Европы (SAMAK). Выступая вместе с премьер-министром Санной Марин, г-н Столтенберг высоко оценил «решительную поддержку, которую Финляндия оказывает Украине» в этот критический момент агрессивной войны России. Что касается членства в НАТО, он сказал, что «настало время ратифицировать и полностью приветствовать как Финляндию, так и Швецию в качестве членов» Североатлантического союза.
30 Sep. 2022 220930-dsg-helsinki-sec-for.jpg - NATO Deputy Secretary General at the Helsinki Security Forum, 56.38KB

Deputy Secretary General at the Helsinki Security Forum: Finland and Sweden will make our Alliance stronger

Addressing the Helsinki Security Forum on Friday, 30 September 2022, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană said that the damage to two pipelines in the Baltic Sea this week are of “deep concern” and noted that all “currently available information indicates that this is the result of deliberate, reckless, and irresponsible acts of sabotage”. He said that NATO supports the investigations underway to determine the origin of the damage; and that “allies have been exchanging information including with Finland and Sweden in this sense”.
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NATO Allies sign Accession Protocols for Finland and Sweden

NATO Ambassadors signed the Accession Protocols for Finland and Sweden at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (5 July 2022), in the presence of Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto and Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “This is truly an historic moment. For Finland, for Sweden, for NATO, and for our shared security.”
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Finland and Sweden complete NATO accession talks

Finland and Sweden completed accession talks at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Monday (4 July 2022), as agreed last week by NATO leaders at their Summit in Madrid. Both countries formally confirmed their willingness and ability to meet the political, legal and military obligations and commitments of NATO membership.
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NATO agrees new Strategic Concept, strengthened deterrence and defence, more support for Ukraine, invites for Finland and Sweden

NATO leaders took far-reaching decisions to continue adapting the Alliance in the first working session at the Madrid Summit on Wednesday (29 June 2022). Allies endorsed NATO's new Strategic Concept, the blueprint for the Alliance in a more dangerous and competitive world. They also decided a ''fundamental shift in our deterrence and defence'', underpinned by increased defence investment and common funding, as well as more support to Ukraine for the longer term.

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