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Sweden attends first North Atlantic Council meeting as an Ally, in discussion devoted to NATO-EU cooperation

For the first time in history, thirty-two NATO Allies gathered for a meeting of the North Atlantic Council on Tuesday (12 March 2024), with Sweden’s Ambassador Axel Wernhoff taking his alphabetical place around the table.
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Swedish flag raised at NATO Headquarters

The Swedish flag was raised at NATO Headquarters for the first time on Monday (11 March 2024) in a ceremony to mark the country’s membership of the Alliance. Sweden became NATO’s 32nd Ally on 7 March upon depositing its instrument of accession to the North Atlantic Treaty with the United States government in Washington D.C.
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Sweden officially joins NATO

Sweden became NATO’s newest member on Thursday (7 March 2024), upon depositing its instrument of accession to the North Atlantic Treaty with the Government of the United States in Washington DC. With Sweden’s accession, NATO now counts 32 countries among its members.
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NATO Foreign Ministers will address pressing security issues

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO Foreign Ministers will address pressing security issues at their meeting starting on Tuesday (28 November 2023) in Brussels. Speaking at NATO Headquarters ahead of the meeting, Mr Stoltenberg welcomed the extension of the pause in the hostilities in Gaza and said that this has allowed for much needed relief for the people in Gaza, the release of more hostages, and the delivery of more humanitarian aid.
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Secretary General: NATO to reaffirm long-term support to Ukraine as Foreign Ministers address urgent security issues

NATO Foreign Ministers meeting in Brussels over the next two days will address the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, as well as growing strategic competition, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday (27 November).
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Secretary General at NATO-Industry Forum: without industry there is no defence

Addressing the NATO-Industry Forum in Stockholm on Wednesday (25 October 2023), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg highlighted the vital link between NATO, Allies and industry when it comes to ensuring support to Ukraine, strengthening deterrence and defence, and maintaining the Alliance’s technological edge.
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Secretary General welcomes latest steps towards Sweden’s NATO accession

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson in Stockholm on Tuesday (24 October 2023) to discuss finalising Sweden’s NATO accession. The Secretary General welcomed the decision of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to submit the accession protocol to the Grand National Assembly.
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NATO Innovation Fund closes on EUR 1bn flagship fund

Twenty-three NATO Allies have officially become Limited Partners of the NATO Innovation Fund (NIF), which is preparing to make its initial investments later this year. The Participating Allies¹ have also welcomed Sweden's interest to join the NIF. Sweden's participation will take effect upon its accession to the North Atlantic Treaty.
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Secretary General concludes historic NATO Summit in Vilnius

Wrapping up the Summit in Vilnius on Wednesday (12 July 2023), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed that NATO leaders took major decisions to adapt the Alliance for the future. Allies agreed NATO’s most detailed and robust defence plans since the Cold War, strengthened their commitment to defence investment, agreed to bring Ukraine closer to NATO, and deepened partnerships around the world.
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NATO Secretary General: Vilnius Summit has already made history on Sweden, will take key decisions on Ukraine, deterrence and defence

Speaking at the start of a two-day NATO Summit in Vilnius on Tuesday (11 July 2023), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s agreement to forward the accession protocol for Sweden to the Grand National Assembly as soon as possible, calling this an historic decision which is “good for Sweden, good for Türkiye, and good for the whole Alliance.”

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