Sweden and Finland will submit their respective applications for NATO membership tomorrow, Wednesday, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson said today.
“In Sweden and Finland we also agree to go hand in hand through this whole process and we will submit the application together tomorrow,” he told a news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in the Swedish capital.
Sweden is ready to discuss with Turkey its application to join NATO and seek to resolve any issue Ankara has with it, Anderson said.
“We are looking for contact with Turkey and we are ready to … travel to Turkey to discuss and answer possible questions,” he said.
Ninisto: “We will resolve NATO issue with Turkey through dialogue”
Finland and Sweden will be able to reach an agreement with Turkey on its objections to the two Nordic countries’ plans to join NATO, the Finnish president said on Tuesday.
“Turkey’s statements have changed very quickly and have become harsher in recent days,” said President S. Ninisto in his speech to the Swedish parliament.
“But I am confident that, with a constructive dialogue, we will resolve the situation,” he said.