Ratification documents for Sweden’s NATO accession submitted in Washington

The ratification documents for Sweden's NATO accession have been submitted at the US department of state, the foreign minister said after personally taking the documents to Washington, DC, and then phoning his Swedish counterpart on Thursday.
7. March 2024 17:51

The ministry cited Peter Szijjarto as saying that Hungary’s parliament recently approved Sweden’s NATO accession, an important precondition for which was to rebuild trust between Hungary and Sweden. “The prime ministers of both countries have done much work for this, among others, by expanding a defence cooperation agreement, which provided a sufficient basis for carrying things forward,” he added.

Szijjarto said he instructed the Hungary’s ambassador to Washington, Szabolcs Takacs, to deliver the ratification documents to the US department of state, which happened at 2pm local time. “As a result, we have finished all the work necessary for Sweden to become a NATO member”.

He added that Swedish counterpart Tobias Billstrom had expressed thanks and the two were in agreement that there was an opportunity to give new impetus to bilateral relations, which would serve the interests of both sides.

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