Finland has announced its readiness to join NATO

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News ID: 56913
Publish Date: 12:52 - 12 May 2022
Thursday, 12 May 2022 (YJC)_ Following recent controversy over NATO expansionism, the Finnish president and prime minister have expressed interest in joining the coalition.

Finland has announced its readiness to join NATOFinnish President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanaa Marin today (Thursday) issued a joint statement announcing their country's desire to join NATO.

Previous reports have suggested that Sweden and Finland refused to apply for NATO membership during the Cold War, but both have been claiming for some time that recent developments and Russian special military operations in Ukraine have led them to Joining NATO is encouraging because they see their security at stake.

According to RT, the joint statement of the two senior Finnish officials reads:
Finland, as a member of NATO, will strengthen the entire defense alliance, stressing that their country must apply for NATO membership without delay.

In a joint statement, the President and the Prime Minister of Finland stated their desire to join NATO:
This spring, there have been significant discussions about Finland's possible membership in NATO. We must give the parliament and the whole society time to define our position in this regard. There should also be time for international contacts with NATO member states, as well as Sweden.

The following statement is emphasized:
Now is the time to decide, and NATO membership will strengthen Finland's security, and we hope that in the next few days, the necessary national steps will be taken to decide on this issue.

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