Finland and Sweden signed a protocol on joining NATO

11:53 05 July Kyiv, Ukraine

The signed protocols of Sweden and Finland for joining the Alliance will be sent to all countries for ratification.

 
On Tuesday, July 5, the heads of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Finland and Sweden signed protocols on joining the North Atlantic Alliance.

This was reported by the press service of NATO.

Further, the accession documents will be sent to all countries of the bloc for ratification in accordance with their national procedures.

The heads of the countries of the Alliance officially invited Stockholm and Helsinki to join NATO at the summit in Madrid.

The Finnish delegation was led by Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto and Defense Minister Antti Kaikkonen, while the Swedish delegation was led by Foreign Minister Ann Linde and Secretary of State for Defense Jan-Olof Lind.