NATO Secretary-General meets with top U.S. executives

Terran (Tasnim)-NATO Secretary General Jens Stortenberg will meet with top U.S. officials from Wednesday for nearly two weeks after top Finnish and Swedish leaders meet with President Joe Biden on joining the military alliance. is.

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According to a NATO press release, Stoltenberg will meet with Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday, and the two will hold a press conference. He will co-speak with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Thursday, Hill reported.

NATO’s announcement suggests that NATO Secretary-General will also meet with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.

Biden met with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson earlier this month. These countries formally applied for NATO membership after the war between Russia and Ukraine changed their attitudes towards joining the alliance.

“Finland and Sweden will make NATO stronger,” Biden said, expressing support for both participation in the military alliance.

Stortemberg also met with Finnish and Swedish officials earlier this month after countries submitted their applications. Turkey opposes their membership, but all 30 NATO countries must agree to both NATO memberships.

Last Friday, Blinken said the United States was “confident” that the two countries could join the military alliance.

“NATO has a very strong consensus on the entry of Finland and Sweden, and we are confident that we will move this process forward and things will move forward in both countries,” he said. NATO Secretary-General meets with top U.S. executives

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