Sweden has met demands for NATO membership

Sweden has met demands for NATO membership

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

The head of the military alliance told a newspaper that Sweden had met the requirements for joining NATO.

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Stockholm Sweden has according to Nato-Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has met the requirements for joining the military alliance. “I said that the time has come to complete the ratification process for Sweden,” Stoltenberg told the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet on Monday.

The Swedes would have done what Nato-Member Country Turkey for its consent to join. Stoltenberg said he expected Sweden to join NATO.

28 of the NATO member states have already ratified the NATO accession of Sweden and Finland. Turkey and Hungary are the only NATO countries that have not yet agreed.

Turkey has Sweden and Finland called to take action against organizations considered terrorist organizations by the Turkish government. She is also demanding the extradition of people suspected of terrorist crimes. Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in December that Sweden had not yet fulfilled half of its commitments.

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