British Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the agreement between Turkey, Finland and Sweden on the latter’s accession to NATO.
“Amazing news as we start with a NATO summit,” Johnson tweeted on Tuesday.
“Membership of Sweden and Finland will make our wonderful union stronger and safer,” he added.
Turkey, Finland and Sweden issued a tripartite statement in which Turkey reaffirmed its agreement for the two countries to join NATO, while Helsinki and Stockholm pledged to cooperate with Ankara in “fighting terrorist organizations” and lifting the arms embargo and other restrictions on Turkish defense sector.
Turkey opposed Finland’s and Sweden’s accession to NATO and put forward conditions for their approval, accusing the two countries of supporting the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Fethullah Gülen Organization, which Ankara considers to be terrorist organizations.