Biden signs the protocols for Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO

9 August, 2022
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Biden signs the protocols for Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO

Today, Tuesday, the White House announced that US President Joe Biden will sign the protocols for the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO.


The White House said, in a statement, that "President Biden will make a statement and sign the protocols for the accession of Finland and Sweden to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)."


It is noteworthy that the US Senate had previously approved the requests of both countries to join the alliance.


Last Wednesday, Biden welcomed the Senate's ratification of the protocols for Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO, saying that he "looks forward to the two countries' accession."

95 members of the Senate voted for Finland and Sweden's accession protocols to NATO, while the number necessary for ratification was 67, and only one member of the House voted against the two protocols.


On July 6, the 30 member states of the alliance signed the necessary accession protocols to invite the two countries to join the alliance, but each NATO member state still has to ratify the invitation with legislative approval of the accession protocols, and this process is one of the tasks of the parliaments of countries, and it It is likely to take between 6 and 8 months.


And the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, announced, earlier, that the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO means more opponents.


It is noteworthy that Finland and Sweden applied, last May, for membership in NATO.


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