Finland and Sweden to “strengthen interaction with NATO”

Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin and her Swedish counterpart Magdalena Andersson speak to the media outside the Prime Minister’s official residence, Kesaranta in Helsinki, Finland March 5, 2022. (Roni Rekomaa/Lehtikuva/ via Reuters)
  • At a joint press conference held in Helsinki, on Saturday, by the Swedish and Finnish Prime Ministers, Finnish PM Sanna Marin said that Sweden and Finland have recently decided to strengthen interaction with NATO.
  • Swedish PM Magdalena Andersson said that her visit to Finland takes place as part of the increased coordination continuously taking place between the two countries.
  • “We don’t see an immediate military threat towards Sweden,” said Magdalena Andersson; Marin said that to her knowledge there was no acute threat towards Finland.
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