Huitfeldt believes an agreement can be reached with Turkey on the issue of Swedish and Finnish NATO membership

Anniken Huitfeldt - NATOPhoto: AP Photo / Michael Sohn
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Norway’s Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt (AP) is present at a NATO meeting in Berlin. She believes an agreement can be reached with Turkey on the issue of Swedish and Finnish NATO membership.

“I believe that there is very great support for Finnish and Swedish NATO membership if they (note: the two countries) want it,” Huitfeldt said when she arrived at the meeting on Sunday.

On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the country was not in favor of Finland and Sweden becoming members of NATO. The next day, Erdogan’s spokesman said that Turkey does not completely rule out the possibility – but that it wants to ensure that all member states’ security concerns are addressed.

“I am sure that we will find common solutions that are satisfactory for everyone,” Huitfeldt said when asked about negotiations with Turkey.

Huitfeldt also said that one must look at formulations in connection with a possible transition period for the countries and pointed out that Norway already has a solidarity agreement with the countries.

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1 Comment on "Huitfeldt believes an agreement can be reached with Turkey on the issue of Swedish and Finnish NATO membership"

  1. Erdogan, riding the shark and wheeling and dealing as ever. Fascinating to watch his moves.

    Now, what about Orban and Hungary? … about whom noone seems to be talking.

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