US News: Macron signs the ratification of the memberships of Finland and Sweden to NATO

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President Emmanuel Macron signed on Saturday August 13, on behalf of France, the Protocol for the membership ratification of Finland and Sweden at NATO, which had been adopted by the French Parliament on August 2.

"This sovereign choice of Finland and Sweden, two European partners, will strengthen their security in the face of the current threat in their immediate vicinity and will make a significant contribution, in view of the capacities of these two partners, to the collective posture And to our European security, "said the Elysée on Saturday.

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Sweden and Finland have given up their traditional neutrality due to the Russian invasion in Ukraine. "Twenty allies" have already ratified the protocols, "said, during the adoption by the French Parliament, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna.

The two countries need a ratification of the thirty member states of the organization to benefit from the protection of article 5 of the NATO Charter in the event of an attack. A member of the Atlantic Alliance, Turkey threatens to "freeze" the process, however, accusing the two Scandinavian benevolence countries towards the Kurdistan workers' party (PKK) and its allies that Ankara considers as terrorist organizations.

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