Sweden officially joins NATO

Aprilia Rine

Sweden officially joins NATO

Sweden has officially become the 32nd member of the US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization after the document formalizing Stockholm’s accession to the bloc entered into force on Thursday.

The accession ceremony will be held in Washington, where Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson will submit his country’s accession documents to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. 

In the accession document published by the US Department of State, it is declared that all the conditions for Sweden’s entry into NATO have been fulfilled and that the protocol signifying Stockholm’s membership has entered into force on March 7, 2024.

In a post on X, Kristersson also declared that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had informed him that all bloc members have formally accepted Sweden’s accession protocol and had invited Stockholm to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Later on Thursday, Oslo is set to make a final formal decision on joining the bloc, which will be followed by a news conference. After that, Kristersson is set to issue an address to the nation, according to Swedish Radio.

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