President of the Republic of Lithuania President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President: We support and welcome Sweden’s aspiration to join NATO

2022-05-13

On Friday, President Gitanas Nausėda had a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of Sweden, Magdalena Andersson. The conversation took place at the initiative of the Swedish Prime Minister.

The meeting focused on Sweden’s intention to apply for the NATO membership.

“We have always advocated closer cooperation between Sweden and the Alliance. We welcome and fully support your country’s plans to join NATO. Every country has the right to decide and choose which security organization it wants to be part of. I assure you that Lithuania will be ready to ratify the accession protocols promptly,” the President said.

The President underlined that Sweden’s membership in NATO would contribute to both regional security and the strengthening of NATO’s defense, in light of a long-term threat posed by Russia.

The President‘s Communication Group

Last updated 2022.05.13 13:52

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