Finland, welcome to NATO. Finland’s membership makes NATO stronger, and Finland safer.
Finland has now become a member of the Alliance, after decades of being one of NATO’s closest partners. Their full membership makes NATO stronger, and Finland safer.
At the Madrid Summit in June 2022, NATO Heads of State and Government invited Finland, together with Sweden, to join NATO and since then their relationship with the Alliance became even stronger, as they started integrating into our political and military structures. As a consequence, the security of both countries has been much enhanced.
From today, 31 flags will now fly together as a symbol of our unity and our solidarity.
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FINLAND IS NOW PART OF THE NATO FAMILY
WE HAVE BEEN CLOSE FRIENDS FOR DECADES
SHARING A COMMON GOAL OF MAINTAINING OUR SECURITY
FINLAND’S HISTORIC DECISION TO BECOME A NATO MEMBER
WILL MAKE OUR ALLIANCE EVEN STRONGER
AND OUR PEOPLE SAFER
“Fire in your soul by Aleksandrs Hromcovs and James Patrick Kaleth
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