Finland's PM: Joining NATO will be soon

April 28, 2022

ANKARA — Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced Thursday that the Finnish Government would take a decision to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) very soon.

"Russia's invasion of Ukraine has radically changed the security landscape in Finland and throughout Europe," the Greek news agency quoted Marin as saying at a press conference with the Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens.

Marin explained that the Parliament and the Government of Finland, along with the President, will assess the implications of the new security situation and will consider applying for membership in the NATO.

Marin considered that the primary goal is a secure peace for Finland in the future, stressing that Finland has a reliable national defense like Greece, and "we maintain a solid and modern army."

Mitsotakis indicated that the talks addressed Finland's possible application for NATO membership, stressing that it is up to the people of Finland alone to make such an important choice.

Mitsotakis added that he also discussed with his Finnish counterpart the continuation of the two countries' activities for tackling some European affairs. — Agencies

April 28, 2022
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