Protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of Kingdom of Sweden and Republic of Finland
At today’s correspondence session, the Government adopted initiatives to conclude the Protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of Kingdom of Sweden and Republic of Finland and sent them for approval to the Foreign Policy Committee of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia.
The Government authorises Robert Golob, Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, and in his absence Erik Kopač, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Slovenia to NATO, to sign the Protocols.
The Kingdom of Sweden and the Republic of Finland are two of NATO’s closest partners, fully interoperable with its armed forces. Due to the changed security and political situation resulting from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, their respective governments have each prepared a report on changes in the foreign policy and security environment. The reports, which set out the benefits of NATO membership, were supported by the Finnish and Swedish parliaments and the general public in both countries. The Kingdom of Sweden and the Republic of Finland officially applied for NATO membership on 18 May 2022.
The protocols on the accession of both countries are expected to be signed at the NATO Summit of Heads of State and Government to be held in Madrid from 28 to 30 June 2022. Following the signing of the protocols, the Kingdom of Sweden and the Republic of Finland will gradually become involved in the alliance’s activities.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs