Finland broke eight decades of non-alignment: would soon apply to join NATO

the president of FinlandSauli Niinistö, and the Prime Minister, Sanna Marin, today made a historic decision: break eight decades of non-alignment and express their position in favor of their country’s entry into the NATO military alliance (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). Sweden could also follow in their footsteps.

Finland must apply to join NATO without delay. We hope that the national efforts that are still needed to make this decision will be taken quickly in the coming days,” the leaders of the Nordic country said in a joint statement.

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Sanna Marin.

In the note, Niinistö and Marin remarked that, with this union, Finland could strengthen his security, while his country could, at the same time, help strengthen the Western alliance.

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