Swedish Government and US Congressmen confident of Swedish NATO accession in October

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Tobias Billström, background, listens, during a press briefing together with US congressmen Michael McCaul, centre and Gregory Meeks, in Stockholm, Friday, Sept. 1, 2023. (Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency via AP)
  • US Congressmen from the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee were in Stockholm today, and told media they were confident of Swedish NATO membership in October.
  • Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström also believes Turkey will ratify Sweden’s application in October when their parliament reopens after the summer break.
  • ”I don’t see this as a promise in the air,” he tells Radio Sweden, saying the summer’s Quran protests have not made a substantial change.
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