Ready to ratify Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO
The Prime Ministers of Denmark, Iceland and Norway issued a joint statement saying that everything is ready for NATO to ratify Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO.
The announcement is issued as a result of the signing of the Protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of Finland and Sweden.
It also signifies a strong support from the Nordic countries and in the announcement it says that it is "a testimony to the deep mutual bonds and close relations between the Nordic countries and their shared commitment to defend the core values that underpin co-operation within the Alliance."
NATO will be stronger as a result
The Prime Ministers are quoted in the announcement.
Katrín Jakobsdóttir the Prime Minister of Iceland says that both Finland and Sweden are an asset for NATO because of their strong democratic tradition and their strong social commitment. mbl.is
“I welcome Finland’s and Sweden’s membership in NATO and it is my firm belief that their solid commitment to human rights and rule of law, democratic tradition and strong social commitment will be important for the alliance” is quoted by Katrín Jakobsdóttir the Prime Minister of Iceland in the joint announcement.
Jonas Gahr Støre: “With Sweden and Finland in NATO, we get an even stronger alliance in Europe. That has never been more important. This also means a safer and stronger Nordic region.”
The Prime Minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen, agrees and calls for a swift ratification of both Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO.