Today US President Joseph Biden signed the North Atlantic Treaty Accession Protocols for Finland and Sweden, which were approved by the US Senate on August 3rd.
In a press statement today, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stressed that this historic moment reaffirms the United States’ commitment to shared transatlantic security, noting that both parties support membership bids for Finland and Sweden.
Blinken expressed his country’s desire to quickly include them in the alliance, urging all members to complete the ratification process as soon as possible so that Finland and Sweden can join NATO.
He said Allies are united in their common mission to protect the Euro-Atlantic community, deter aggression and stability, and uphold NATO’s values of democracy, individual freedom and the rule of law, expressing his country’s strong commitment to NATO’s open door. policy and strengthening our bilateral defense and security cooperation.