Sweden follows Finland in applying to join NATO

Sweden follows Finland in applying to join NATO

Stockholm: Sweden on Monday confirmed that it will be applying for membership of NATO, joining fellow Nordic neighbour Finland which confirmed its intention to join on Sunday, The Guardian reported.
Sweden’s move is being seen as a dramatic decision that marks one of the biggest strategic changes in Europe as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, said on Monday that “There is a broad majority in Sweden’s parliament for Sweden to join NATO” adding that “This is the best thing for Sweden’s security. We will inform NATO that we want to become a member of the alliance.”
Andersson made this statement following a parliamentary debate that joining NATO would put Sweden “in a vulnerable position” even while the application was being processed, but that she felt “confident that there is support for this among the Swedish people”.
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