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NATO chief says Turkey agrees to send Sweden’s NATO accession protocol to Parliament swiftly

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has announced that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to promptly submit Sweden’s NATO accession protocol to the Turkish Parliament. The declaration came following discussions between Stoltenberg, Erdogan, and Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, just prior to the NATO summit in Lithuania. Turkey’s objections had been causing delays in Sweden’s NATO membership process since last year.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about NATO accession

What was the main obstacle for Sweden’s NATO accession?

Sweden’s NATO accession was primarily hindered by objections raised by Turkey.

Has Turkey agreed to resolve the issue?

Yes, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to swiftly send Sweden’s NATO accession protocol to the Turkish Parliament, resolving the previous obstacles.

When was this agreement announced?

The agreement was announced by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg after discussions with Erdogan and Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson on the eve of a NATO summit in Lithuania.

How long has Sweden’s NATO accession been delayed?

Sweden’s NATO accession has faced delays since last year due to objections raised by Turkey.

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