Joe Biden welcomes Turkey, Sweden, and Finland to NATO Membership

Joe Biden welcomes Turkey, Sweden, and Finland to NATO Membership

Joe Biden welcomes Turkey, Sweden, and Finland to NATO Membership

On Tuesday, United States President Joe Biden welcomes Turkey, Sweden, and Finland when these nations agreed on a memorandum. This memorandum is essential as it facilitated the two Nordic nation’s accession to NATO.

Joe Biden shared a tweet in which he praised Turkey, Finland, and Sweden for signing a trilateral memorandum. It is considered an important step toward NATO’s invitation to Sweden and Finland that will help to stronger our alliance and maintain our collective security.

Before signing this memorandum, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto, and Sweden’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson met and discussed the Nordic nations’ membership and Ankara’s worries.

After that meeting, they signed a memorandum among three nations addressing everyone’s worries about joining the alliance.

Sweden and Finland already applied to join NATO last month. Now a longstanding member of the alliance Turkey raised its voice over membership bids. Turkey also criticized those countries who tolerate and even sometimes support terror groups.  

According to this newly signed memorandum, Sweden and Finland will not support PKK-affiliated YPG/PYD or FETO. On the other hand, Ankara will support Finland and Sweden at every level against national security threats.

These three nations also confirmed that there is no ban on national arms among them.