NATO announced the completion of negotiations with Finland and Sweden on their accession to the alliance, noting that the protocol on their membership will be signed on Tuesday, July 5.
In a statement released by NATO on Monday, the two countries “have formally confirmed their readiness and ability to comply with the political, legal, military and commitments associated with NATO membership.”
“After negotiations, the Allies are to sign the accession protocols for Finland and Sweden at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday 5 July 2022. The two protocols will then be sent to all NATO countries for ratification in accordance with their national procedures,” the statement confirmed.
The talks were held at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, led by NATO Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy Bettina Kadenbach. The delegations of Finland and Sweden at the talks were headed by Foreign Ministers Pekka Haavisto and Anne Linde.