The Government of Spain supports the decision of the governments of Finland and Sweden to apply for membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the result of a profound debate of their political and social forces and of a calm and responsible evaluation of the situation of the security architecture in Europe following Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine.
The accession of Finland and Sweden, two consolidated democracies, will strengthen NATO, an alliance of democracies sharing values and principles, the foundations of a rules-based international order.
The Government of Spain will promote, in close consultation with parliamentary forces, an early ratification by the Cortes Generales of the instruments of accession and will respond in solidarity to the security challenges during the period between the signing of the accession and its ratification by the thirty allied States, also taking into account the provisions of Article 42.7 of the Treaty on European Union.
Spain’s position on the expulsion of 27 employees of the Embassy in Russia
Source: Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación
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