Prime Minister Olaf Scholz meets German Chancellor Olaf: “Finland is talking about security with NATO powers” | Finland today | English news
Germany-Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) attended a conference on the security situation in Europe on Tuesday at the hideout of the castle of Schloss Messeberg near Berlin, at the invitation of the Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson also attended the event. After the withdrawal, the Prime Ministers of Finland and Sweden held a bilateral meeting in Berlin.
At a press conference, Marin told the Finnish media that Finland is now actively talking about security with “big” NATO countries. Importantly, if Finland decides to apply for NATO membership, military protection is guaranteed during the application period. (Marin called this the gray period.)
According to Marin, Germany was particularly interested in the question of how Finland is preparing to deal with the potential turmoil of Russia in the potential NATO application process. Marin emphasized to his German colleagues that Russia could cause similar confusion in other countries as it processes Finland’s applications.
In his speech to the Federal Government of Germany, Prime Minister Marin spoke about the discussion of security policy in Finland and the Government’s view on the changing situation of security policy in Europe.
“We had a wonderful, secret discussion. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine changed the situation of security policy in such a way that things could not return to their previous state. Russia settled for another country NATO’s open door policy is even more important now that we are trying to direct the plan, “said Prime Minister Marin.
https://finlandtoday.fi/prime-minister-marin-met-with-german-chancellor-scholz-finland-is-speaking-about-the-security-guarantee-with-big-nato-countries/ Prime Minister Olaf Scholz meets German Chancellor Olaf: “Finland is talking about security with NATO powers” | Finland today | English news