Dutch FM happy that Turkey has stopped blocking Sweden from joining NATO

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stopped trying to block Sweden from joining NATO, alliance secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said. twitter After a meeting between President Erdogan and Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Christersson. Outgoing Foreign Minister Wobke Fuchstra said it was a welcome development.

Turkey and Hungary are the only NATO members that have yet to agree to Sweden joining the alliance. NOS. Erdogan accuses Sweden of harboring terrorists, cites Kurdish PKK sympathizers, restarts stalled talks over his own EU membership first before Turkey agrees to Sweden urged the European Union to

However, during Stoltenberg’s meeting with Christersson, Erdogan agreed to send Sweden’s accession protocol to the Turkish parliament to “ensure its ratification,” Stoltenberg said on Twitter. “This is a historic step that will make all NATO allies stronger and more secure.”

Hoekstra is also pleased with the development. “This is very welcome news for both NATO and Sweden. This is an important step towards ratification. twitter.

Stoltenberg also suggested that Hungary was ready to drop its opposition to Sweden joining NATO, according to Reuters. This means that the path for Sweden to join the alliance is clear.

https://nltimes.nl/2023/07/11/dutch-fm-pleased-turkey-stopped-blocking-swedens-nato-membership Dutch FM happy that Turkey has stopped blocking Sweden from joining NATO

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