July 10 () –
The US president, Joe Biden, has expressed his willingness to discuss with Turkey improvements in its military and deterrence resources after expressing his satisfaction with the agreement announced this Monday to withdraw the Turkish veto on Sweden’s entry into NATO.
“I am willing to work with President (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan and Turkey to improve defense and deterrence in the Euro-Atlantic region,” Biden said in a statement published by the White House to congratulate the parties on the pact.
Biden has thus expressed his “satisfaction” with Erdogan’s commitment to transfer Sweden’s Accession Protocol to the Turkish Parliament for its “rapid ratification”.
“I look forward to welcoming Prime Minister (Ulf) Kristersson and Sweden as our 32nd ally. And thanks to Secretary General (Jens) Stoltenberg for his strong leadership,” he added.