Adding Finland And Sweden To NATO Is ‘Top Priority’
NATO requires unanimous approval from its existing members to admit new ones and two have not yet approved the applications.
The security general of NATO said gaining Finland and Sweden memberships is a ‘top priority’.
Jens Stolenberg said that progress is being made on securing both memberships. The two countries applied to the alliance in May of last year.
Stolenberg said that both fully met NATO’s entry criteria and have delivered on what they were supposed to do after applying.
NATO requires unanimous approval from its existing members to admit new ones.
The only Nations in the 30-member military alliance that have yet to formally endorse them are Turkey and Hungary.
Turkey has agreed to resume discussions with both countries on their membership bids and the Hungarian Parliament has “made it clear” that it would deliberate ratification soon and expressed hope that a positive vote could be expected.