United States President, Joe Biden, says Sweden, Finland have full country’s backing in decision to apply for NATO membership.
Written by News Room on May 20, 2022
United States President, Joe Biden, says Sweden and Finland have the full, total and complete backing of his country in their decision to apply for North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO membership).
Sweden and Finland submitted their applications to be part of the Western defence alliance this week, marking a major shift in European geopolitics.
Speaking alongside Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish Prime Minister Sauli Niinisto at the White House on Thursday, Mr. Biden called Sweden and Finland’s applications an important moment in European security.
However, to join the alliance, the two nations need the support of all thirty NATO member states, but the move by the Nordic nations has been opposed by Turkey.