Biden declares ‘strong support’ for Sweden and Finland to join NATO

Standing with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson at the White House, President Biden offered “the strong support of the United States” for Finland’s and Sweden’s applications to join NATO.

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JOE BIDEN: Today I'm proud to welcome and offer the strong support of the United States for the applications of two great democracies and to close highly capable partners to join the strongest, most powerful defensive alliance in the history of the world. Two proud independent countries exercising the sovereign right all states possess to decide their own security. President Niinisto you are, and Prime Minister Andersson, it's a great honor to have both of you here at the White House as Finland and Sweden began the process of joining NATO.