US State Department comments on Finland’s accession to NATO

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Earlier, it was announced Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin expressed their support for their country’s entry into NATO. "As a member of NATO, Finland will work to strengthen the entire defense alliance, and we hope that the national steps still necessary to make this decision will be taken quickly within the next few days".

In exclusive statements to the site, "Sky News Arabia"said the spokesperson US State Department Samuel Warburg, IN "Each country has the right to choose its own path and its own alliances, and joining NATO is a decision between the 30 allies in NATO and the country that aspires to join it, and no one else can interfere in this matter".

He stressed that the administration of the US President Of the bygones It is committed to ensuring that NATO’s open door policy remains open to aspiring nations to join when they are ready and able to fulfill their membership obligations and contribute to security in the Euro-Atlantic area.

Warburg pointed out that Finland andSweden close and important partners of the United States and NATO, adding: "We remain deeply committed to strengthening our bilateral defense and security cooperation".

The US State Department spokesman stressed that strengthening NATO defense cooperation is especially important in light of the European security concerns it has created Russian military operations in Ukraine.

The military operation launched by Russia in Ukraine, prompted a historic change in Finland’s positions on joining the alliance NATOwhich began discussing this issue weeks ago, in a move that angered Moscow.

The Kremlin confirmed, Thursday, that the accession of Finland To NATO constitutes "a threat" Russia, considering that Helsinki has decided to join the European countries that have taken a hostile attitude towards Russia.

As a result of those warnings, the NATO Secretary General recently indicated that allies would welcome Sweden and Finland into NATO smoothly and quickly.

Finland remained neutral during the Cold War, in exchange for assurances from Moscow that the Soviet forces would not invade their lands.

Finland remains one of the few European Union countries that has not ended conscription or significantly reduced military spending, despite the end of cold War.

The country, with a population of 5.5 million, joined the European Union and maintains a close partnership with NATO, particularly in the area of ​​intelligence and resource sharing.

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Earlier, it was announced Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin, expressing their support for their country’s entry into NATO, said, “As a member of NATO, Finland will work to strengthen the entire defense alliance, and we hope that the national steps still necessary to make this decision will be taken quickly within the next few days.”

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In exclusive statements to “Sky News Arabia”, a spokesman for US State Department Samuel Warburg, “Every country has the right to choose its own path and its own alliances, and joining NATO is a decision between the 30 allies in NATO and the country that aspires to join it, and no one else can interfere in this matter.”

He stressed that the administration of the US President Of the bygones It is committed to ensuring that NATO’s open door policy remains open to aspiring nations to join when they are ready and able to fulfill their membership obligations and contribute to security in the Euro-Atlantic area.

Warburg pointed out that Finland andSweden are close and important partners of the United States and NATO, adding, “We remain deeply committed to strengthening our bilateral defense and security cooperation.”

The US State Department spokesman stressed that strengthening NATO defense cooperation is especially important in light of the European security concerns it has created Russian military operations in Ukraine.

The military operation launched by Russia in Ukraine, prompted a historic change in Finland’s positions on joining the alliance NATOwhich began discussing this issue weeks ago, in a move that angered Moscow.

The Kremlin confirmed, Thursday, that the accession of Finland To NATO constitutes a “threat” to Russia, considering that Helsinki has decided to join the European countries that have taken a hostile attitude towards Russia.

As a result of those warnings, the NATO Secretary General recently indicated that allies would welcome Sweden and Finland into NATO smoothly and quickly.

Finland remained neutral during the Cold War, in exchange for assurances from Moscow that the Soviet forces would not invade their lands.

Finland remains one of the few European Union countries that has not ended conscription or significantly reduced military spending, despite the end of cold War.

The country, with a population of 5.5 million, joined the European Union and maintains a close partnership with NATO, particularly in the area of ​​intelligence and resource sharing.

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