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Parliament ratifies Finland’s NATO bid

Hungarian lawmakers on Monday voted to ratify Finland's NATO accession.
27. March 2023 18:49

Parliament approved Finland’s bid with 182 votes in favour and 6 against.

Finland applied to join the military alliance in the wake of the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine war.

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin on Monday evening thanked Hungary for ratifying her country’s NATO bid.

“Thank you for the clear decision!” Marin said on Twitter.

She also spoke out in favour of Sweden’s swift accession to the alliance.

“The NATO memberships of Finland and Sweden strengthen the security of the entire alliance,” she said. “It is in everyone’s interest that Sweden also become a NATO member before the Vilnius summit.”

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