Macron signs ratification protocol for entry of Finland and Sweden

However, Turkey, a member of the Atlantic alliance, has threatened to “freeze” the process, accusing the two Nordic countries of showing favoritism to the PKK and its allies.

President Emmanuel Macron this Saturday, August 13, on behalf of France, signed the ratification protocol for the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO. Adopted by the French Parliament on 2 August.

«This sovereign choice of the two European partners, Finland and Sweden, will make it possible to strengthen their security in the face of the current threat in their immediate neighborhood and, given the capabilities of these two partners, will contribute significantly to the joint posture. And for our European security“Sweden and Finland abandoned their traditional neutrality because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine,” Élysée said Saturday.

«Twenty associates» “Already Recognized Protocols”, Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna pointed out when it was adopted by the French Parliament. Both countries need the consent of the organization’s thirty member states to benefit from the protection of Article 5 of the NATO Charter in the event of an attack.

A member of the Atlantic alliance, Turkey still threatens “will comeThe process accuses both Nordic countries of showing favoritism to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its allies, which Ankara views as terrorist organizations.

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