Finland and Sweden submit applications to join NATO

  • 18 May. 2022 -
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  • Last updated: 18 May. 2022 09:08

Finland and Sweden on Wednesday morning (18 May 2022) simultaneously handed in their official letters of application to join NATO.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meets with Klaus Korhonen  (ambassador of Finland accredited to NATO) and Axel Wernhoff (ambassador of Sweden accredited to NATO)

The letters were conveyed by the Finnish Ambassador to NATO Klaus Korhonen and respectively, the Swedish Ambassador to NATO Axel Wernhoff, to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Alliance’s Brussels headquarters. Mr. Stoltenberg warmly welcomed the requests, saying ”this is a good day, at a critical moment for our security.”