Szijjarto: No change regarding Hungary’s ratification of Sweden’s NATO bid

The Turkish president's recent submission of a bill approving Sweden's NATO membership bid to parliament does not change the state of Hungary's ratification of the country's accession, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in New York on Tuesday.
25. October 2023 6:17

Arriving at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Szijjarto said he had spoken to his Turkish counterpart, Hakan Fidan, earlier in the day, who had told him that a bill approving Sweden’s NATO membership had been submitted to Turkiye’s parliament.

“This changes nothing on our side,” Szijjarto said, according to a ministry statement. “Hungary’s parliament is the parliament of a sovereign country, so it will make a sovereign decision on this issue.”

“And now that the matter has been submitted to parliament in Turkiye as well, the Turkish parliament is practically at the stage the Hungarian parliament has been at for months, since the Hungarian government has already submitted the draft resolution needed for the ratification to parliament,” he added.

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