Sweden‘s Foreign Minister Ann Linde signed her country’s request to join NATO.
“Our application to NATO is not officially signed,” Lind said on Twitter, adding that it would be sent to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, as soon as Finland signed a similar application.
The two countries decided, after their request to apply for membership in the Western military alliance in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, to submit their applications jointly.
Finish President Sauli Niinistö and his government have already made a decision to apply to join, however, the application is still awaiting a vote by parliament on Tuesday.
On Monday, the Swedish government made the final decision to apply to join NATO. “It is something big, serious like we have achieved what we think the is best for Sweden,” Linde said.