THE Olaf Solts welcomed her decision Sweden and her Φινλανδίας to join NATOafter the relevant decisions taken by their parliamentswhile he stressed that Germany will ensure their security during the accession period.
In a press conference she gave jointly with him Prime Minister of Liechtenstein Daniel Reesthe German Chancellor described as “historic step for the defense Alliance and for Europe “and assured that in case of reaction of Russia before the accession process is completed, “the two countries can count on our support».
Also, as reported by the Athenian News Agency, Solz noted that he has pointed out “explicitly and deliberately” that the Germany, Sweden and Finland are already obliged to each other through the UN and mainly through the EU. “Especially in this very special situation, they can rely on us,” he said, adding that NATO military co-operation must now be strengthened through joint exercises in the Baltic Sea.
The chancellor also said that Sweden and Finland were responding to their request for membership. Russian aggression against Ukraine and the corresponding “dramatic change” in the security situation in Europe. “Now the two countries will exercise the right to freely choose their alliance,” said Olaf Solz. reiterated that Germany will work to ensure that the accession process proceeds very quickly.
Source: News Beast