Finland Wants Closer Security Cooperation with the US: A Prelude to NATO Membership?

that Finland’s hopes to strengthen defense ties with the United States have been apparent for some time. The Scandinavian country wants to sign a bilateral security and defense agreement with the world’s largest economy. However, the path to NATO membership is still long.

Why is this important?

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Sweden and Finland ended their protracted military disengagement. In May, both countries applied for NATO membership. But there is one major obstacle: Turkey still refuses to grant their application. However, in the fall, the Finnish Foreign Ministry announced that it would begin negotiations on a defense cooperation agreement with Washington. This deal can hardly be seen in isolation from the NATO dossier.

News: Pekka Haavisto, Finland’s foreign minister, reiterated his country’s potential defense deal with United States of America I brought.

  • Havisto has been covered by tabloids Italhati He was interviewed in Sälen, Sweden. There, along with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, he is one of the guest speakers at the country’s national security conference.
  • According to the politician, the defense deal is still in the process of being prepared, and it is likely that he will fall

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