Finland and Sweden amid Russia’s objection North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Fully ready to subscribe. meanwhile now America has also approved the NATO membership of both the countries. Voting for this was held on Wednesday in the Upper House of the US Parliament. After this approval, US State Department spokesman Ned Price has said that Finland and Sweden Joining NATO will strengthen our defense cooperation and benefit the entire transatlantic alliance.
Ned Price has said that the US Senate's approval of Sweden and Finland for NATO membership reflects the American cooperation that our longtime partners have received. It is seen as a significant step in expanding the Western military alliance and shows US support to members in the wake of Russia's war on Ukraine.
Biden had called for speeding up the process
The ambassadors of the countries were invited by the Senate to witness the historic debate and vote to become the new members of NATO. President Joe Biden called for the approval of the two former non-military Northern European partners to join the military alliance and to speed up the process of ratification at its bipartisan Congress. Senate Majority Leader and Democrat from New York, Chuck Schumer, said the NATO alliance is our foundation, which has guaranteed democracy to the Western world since the end of World War II.
30 member countries are considering
30 NATO members are considering the process of including Sweden and Finland as new members. In the past, both the countries had taken a stand to stay away from any military group. Let us tell you that there was a big change in the attitude of both the countries after Russia's attack on Ukraine on 24 February this year. An amendment was proposed in the US Senate by Senator Rand Paul, according to which NATO guarantees to protect member states would not replace Congress's right to approve military use.
The second amendment was introduced by Senate Dan Sullivan, requiring all NATO members to spend at least two percent of their gross domestic product (GDP) on defense and 20 percent of the defense budget on critical equipment, including research and development. provision has been made.
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