Talks between Finland, Sweden, Turkey on NATO membership were ‘Good’: Pekka Haavisto

Finland, Sweden, and Turkey had “good” negotiations on NATO bids of Nordic countries, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said on Friday. “Regarding Turkey, our delegations visited [Turkey] on Wednesday … had good negotiations there. Negotiators agreed to continue those talks,” Haavisto said after his meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. (ANI/Sputnik)

Finland and Sweden submit applications to join NATO

Finland and Sweden on Wednesday submitted letters formally expressing interest in joining NATO, a significant moment for two European countries that held the position of military non-alignment until Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The letters were conveyed by the Finnish Ambassador and the Swedish Ambassador to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the Alliance’s Brussels […]

Sweden to oppose deployment of NATO nuclear weapons, military bases: Ruling Party

The ruling Swedish Social Democratic Party said on Sunday that it would oppose the deployment of NATO nuclear weapons and military bases on its territory should the country join the alliance. “Social Democrats will work to have Sweden express unilateral reservations against the deployment of nuclear weapons and permanent bases on the Swedish territory […]

China asks Sweden to respect ‘religious beliefs’ of Muslims despite being worst human rights abusers: Report

China, which is listed among the worst human rights abusers in the world by the Human Rights Watch, has asked Sweden to respect the “religious beliefs” of Muslims and other minority groups, protect their lawful rights and interest, said a media report. On April 20, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang […]

Sweden not planning to become NATO member yet

Sweden is not planning to apply for NATO membership right now but will confirm to Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that it will make security decisions on its own, Foreign Minister Anna Linde said on Monday. “Actually we have no intention this time to apply for membership in NATO, neither Finland or Sweden … so this question is not on the […]