Finnish PM urges Hungary to ratify NATO enlargement

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin has urged Hungary and Turkey to quickly approve Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO membership applications, Reuters reported Tuesday.

Hungary and Turkey are the only two remaining NATO members that have not yet ratified the candidacies.

All eyes are now on Hungary and Turkey. We are waiting for these countries to ratify our demands. I think it would be important for this to preferably happen sooner rather than later,”

said Sanna Marin at a joint press conference during the 74th regular session of the Nordic Council in Helsinki.

Gergely Gulyás, minister at the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said at the government’s regular press conference on October 24 that the parliament was ready to ratify Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership. The process should be concluded by mid-December. The Minister noted that Parliament’s main task since the end of the summer recess was the adoption of legislation containing commitments in accordance with the agreement with the European Commission.

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