NATO nations sign accession protocols for Sweden, Finland
The 30 ambassadors and permanent representatives formally approved the decisions of last week's NATO summit when the alliance made the historic decision to invite Russia's neighbor Finland and Scandinavian partner Sweden to join the military club. Despite the agreement in the alliance, parliamentary approval in member state Turkey could still pose problems for their final inclusion as members.
NATO Launches Ratification Process For Sweden, Finland; Accession Protocol Signed
The process to ratify Sweden and Finland as the newest members of NATO was formally launched on Tuesday, the military alliance's head Jens Stoltenberg said, marking a historic step brought on by Russia's war in Ukraine.
Finland, Sweden sign to join NATO but need ratification
NATO's 30 allies signed an accession protocol for Finland and Sweden on Tuesday, allowing them to join the nuclear-armed alliance once parliaments ratify the decision, the most significant expansion of the alliance since the 1990s.