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Stoltenberg confirms that talks for the accession of Sweden and Finland will continue in the coming days

Stoltenberg confirms that talks for the accession of Sweden and Finland will continue in the coming days

BRUSSELS, June 22 (EUROPA PRESS) –

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed on Thursday that the three-party talks between Turkey, Sweden and Finland facilitated by NATO to unblock the accession of the Scandinavian countries “will continue in the coming days”.

In a telephone call with the Swedish Prime Minister, Magdalena Andersson, the NATO political chief discussed the situation the country is going through, whose aspirations for rapid entry into the Atlantic Alliance have been cut short by Ankara’s reluctance, which alleges laxity of Stockholm and Helsinki in the fight against terrorism of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to veto the start of accession negotiations.

“The talks for an exit will continue in the coming days,” said the former Norwegian prime minister after the call with the Swedish leader two days after NATO launched a process of tripartite negotiations at its headquarters in order to clear entry from Stockholm and Helsinki.


The delegations of Turkey, Sweden and Finland ended the meeting convened by NATO on Monday without progress to unblock accession, although they announced that more meetings will follow.

Invited by the Secretary General of NATO, senior Turkish, Swedish and Finnish officials discussed the security concerns expressed by Ankara in Brussels. Turkey’s position has ruined the option of an ‘express’ accession of both Scandinavian countries, which requested to join the military alliance in May in response to Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine.

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