Nordic states vow to protect Finland, Sweden during NATO application

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Nordic states vow to protect Finland, Sweden during NATO application
Norway, Denmark and Iceland strongly support Finland and Sweden joining NATO and will support the two countries "by all means necessary" if they come under attack.
By ROMAN MEITAV, REUTERS
Published: MAY 16, 2022

Sweden's Social Democrat minority government on Monday took the formal decision to apply for NATO membership, following in the footsteps of its neighbor Finland in a move that will redraw the geopolitical map of northern Europe. "There is a broad majority in Sweden's parliament for joining NATO," Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said following a debate on security policy in parliament. "The best thing for Sweden and the Swedish population is to join NATO."

Norway, Denmark and Iceland strongly support Finland and Sweden joining nato and will support the two countries "by all means necessary" if they come under attack, Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said in a statement.

Denmark will assist Finland and Sweden if they will be victims of aggression on their territory before obtaining NATO membership, by all means, immediately initiating preparations in order to solidify these security assurances, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen added. Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said Canada was in favor of a "quick" accession to the NATO military alliance for Sweden and Finland.

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