First row: Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (Minister for Foreign Affairs, Turkey), Pekka Haavisto (Minister for Forreign Affairs, Finland), Ann Linde (Minister for foreign Affairs, Sweden).
Second row: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey, President Sauli Niinistö of Finland and Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden.
01 Jul 2022
At the summit in Madrid, NATO member countries decided to invite Finland and Sweden to become members of NATO. As a member, Sweden will contribute to the security of NATO as a whole, in the spirit of solidarity. Sweden’s application for membership of NATO is based on an independent, democratically reached decision.