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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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NATO Secretary General at EU Defence Ministerial: we must boost ammunition stockpiles, ramp up production

Arriving at a meeting of EU Defence Ministers on Wednesday (8 March 2023), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg underlined the importance of strengthened ammunition stockpiles and more joint procurement in order to continue supporting Ukraine. He noted that NATO Allies have provided Ukraine with support worth nearly €150 billion over the past year, of which €65 billion has been military support. He added that NATO-EU cooperation continues to be vital in supporting Ukraine and protecting shared values.
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Secretary General in Stockholm: time to welcome Finland and Sweden as NATO Allies

The time has come to welcome Sweden and Finland into NATO, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday (7 March 2023) at the start of a two-day visit to Stockholm. In a news conference with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, he said the accession of the two countries “is a top priority, and we are making progress”.
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Secretary General: Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership will make us all safer

In a speech at the Folk och Försvar Security Conference in Sälen, Sweden on Sunday (8 January 2023), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg underlined that in a more dangerous world, “it is even more important that Sweden and Finland become NATO members”.
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Secretary General: Sweden and Finland’s membership will make NATO stronger

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (20 October 2022) for discussions on Sweden and Finland’s applications to join the Alliance.
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Chair of NATO Military Committee visits Sweden

From 31 August to 1 September 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, visited Sweden at the invitation of its Supreme Commander, General Micael Bydén. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the cooperation between Sweden and NATO during the accession process and to gain more insights into Sweden’s military capabilities.
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Some assembly required – NATO Allies and soon-to-be Ally Sweden train to keep Gotland secure

After more than 200 years of military non-alignment, Sweden is in the process of joining NATO and will help strengthen Euro-Atlantic security as a new Ally. During exercise BALTOPS 22, Swedish troops trained with US Marines and other Allied forces on the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea.
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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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