The US president has been speaking at the White House in a trilateral press conference with Sweden’s prime minister Magdalena Andersson and Finland’s president Sauli Niinistö, saying it’s a “momentous day”, APA reports citing Guardian.
It’s a very, very great day. I’m proud to welcome and offer the strong support of the United States for the applications of two great democracies, and two close, highly capable partners, to join the strongest, most powerful defensive alliance in the history of the world.
Two proud independent countries exercising their sovereign right all states possess to decide their own security.
We have consulted closely at every stage as Sweden and Finland made their determination and today I’m proud to assure them that they have the full, total complete backing of the United States of America.
He said his administration was submitting reports on Nato accession to congress so the Seante can “efficiently and quickly move on advising and consenting to the treaty”:
The bottom line is simple. Finland and Sweden make Nato stronger... a strong, united Nato is the foundation of America’s security.
New members joining Nato is not a threat to any nation. It never has been. Nato’s purpose is to defend against aggression.