- Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö has underlined his country’s commitment to joining NATO in tandem with Sweden after he was asked whether Finland could proceed alone in the application process.
- Niinistö was speaking on Sunday at a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
- The Finnish President also said that they had been surprised by Turkey’s views on NATO membership but they are listening carefully to Turkey and hope that a common solution can be found.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Arctic Security – Will Canada’s federal budget deliver for NORAD?, Eye on the Arctic
Greenland: Denmark, Faroe Islands agree to establish air surveillance radar to bolster gaps in Arctic surveillance, Eye on the Arctic
Iceland: Arctic security discussed at Reykjavik Northern Group meeting, Eye on the Arctic
Norway: “Useless to continue regional diplomatic relations”, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Russia pauses nuclear safety cooperation with Norway in the North, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Seeking NATO membership is historic shift for Sweden, says PM, Radio Sweden
United States: U.S. Army poised to revamp Alaska forces to prep for Arctic fight, The Associated Press