The Alliance has started the accession process for Finland and Sweden

19:28 29 June Kyiv, Ukraine

On June 29, NATO officially launched the accession process for Finland and Sweden.

 
This was stated at a press conference in Madrid by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
 
"Today we invited Finland and Sweden to our alliance," the Secretary General said, recalling that this invitation was agreed with partners and was the result of an agreement between Turkey and these two partner states.
 
"I am grateful to Turkey, Sweden and Finland for agreeing to negotiate. This agreement is good for Turkey, it is good for Sweden and Finland, and it is also good for NATO," the Secretary General said.