Finland and Sweden completed their NATO accession talks in Brussels. Both countries have officially confirmed their readiness and ability to fulfill the political, legal and military obligations of NATO membership.
Negotiations were held between NATO officials and representatives from Finland and Sweden. The Finnish delegation was led by Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto and Defense Minister Antti Kaikkonen, the Swedish delegation by Foreign Minister Ann Linde. The meetings for each country were chaired by NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy.
After talks are completed, the Allies are to sign the accession protocols for Finland and Sweden at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday. The accession protocols will then be sent to all NATO countries for ratification in accordance with their national procedures.