Biden meets Finland president, reaffirms help for NATO entry

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden met his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto on Thursday to reaffirm US help for Finland rapidly getting into the NATO army alliance, the White Home stated.

Biden noticed Niinisto briefly throughout his journey to Washington, the place he was assembly with US senators and White Home Nationwide Safety Advisor Jake Sullivan, after earlier journeys this week to Seattle and California.

Biden dropped in on the Sullivan assembly and “reiterated our robust help for Finland’s swift accession to NATO,” Principal Deputy Press Secretary Olivia Dalton informed reporters.

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The White Home stated Biden and Niinisto additionally “mentioned their continued dedication to supporting Ukraine within the face of Russia’s aggression.”

Together with Sweden, Finland has utilized to affix NATO in response to the greater than year-long battle unleashed by Russia in opposition to Ukraine.

The 2 international locations’ accession requires unanimous consent from the 30 present members. Turkey and Hungary have but to present the inexperienced mild.