White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on Wednesday evening expressed confidence in Finland and Sweden joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Sullivan told a news conference at the White House:
Finland and Sweden are working directly with Turkey on concerns about their joining NATO, and we are in touch with them.
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Russia's war against Ukraine prevents food shipments from Europe to the world.
US President Joe Biden's security adviser on Flanders and Sweden's NATO membership explained:
Biden's national security team explicitly supports the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO. We are confident that Finland and Sweden will join NATO, and that Turkey's concerns can be addressed.
Regarding Turkey's opposition to Finland and Sweden joining NATO, Sullivan said:
We are consulting with Turkish officials to help facilitate the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO. The accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO is a historic event and a turning point in European security.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday opposed Sweden and Finland joining NATO.