Finland joined NATO as the 31st member after Turkey handed over its instrument of ratification to the United States.

Turkey handed over a document confirming Finland’s membership in NATO to the United States, which is the custodian of the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949. Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto presented the document to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken at NATO Headquarters.

Thus, Finland joined NATO as the 31st member of the alliance.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken called Finland’s NATO membership a “historic day”. described as.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “Putin wanted to close the door to NATO, but he couldn’t.” used phrases.


Immediately after the Madrid Summit in June 2022, most NATO countries began the process of approving the membership of Finland and Sweden. 20 Allies completed the ratification process in their parliaments in July, 4 in August and 4 in September.

Finally, on March 27, the Hungarian parliament approved Finland’s membership. Approval in the Turkish Grand National Assembly was also received on March 30. Thus, Finland’s NATO accession process was completed in less than a year, making it one of the fastest growing membership processes in the Alliance’s 74-year history.

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