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Finland and Sweden Submit Applications to Join NATO

On May 18, 2022, Finland and Sweden simultaneously handed in their official letters of application to join NATO.

May 18, 2022

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.”