“The important thing is to ensure that the meeting takes place and that the process is revitalized again,” said NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg, regarding the meeting that will be held by representatives of Turkey, Sweden and Finland at NATO headquarters. He said.
Secretary General of NATO Jens StoltenbergRepresentatives of Turkey, Sweden and Finland stated that he did not want to make a statement about the results of the meeting, which will take place at NATO headquarters in Brussels on March 9, “The important thing is to ensure that the meeting takes place and the process becomes active again.” He said.
Stoltenberg spoke at a joint press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Christson after they met in the Swedish capital, Stockholm.
Noting that they and Kristersson had discussed ending Sweden and Finland’s participation in NATO, Stoltenberg said, “This is our top priority and we’re making progress. Turkey has legitimate security concerns. No NATO Its ally has not been subjected to this number of terrorist attacks. I welcome Sweden’s acceleration in the fight against terrorism, including the PKK, by enacting the new terrorism law and strengthening cooperation with Ankara.” He used the phrase.
Stoltenberg also stated that he welcomes Sweden’s efforts to ensure there are no restrictions on arms exports to Turkey.
The Secretary-General of NATO said: “Sweden has fulfilled its obligations under the tripartite memorandum and it is time to complete the ratification process.” He said.
Referring to the meeting to be held at NATO headquarters in Brussels on March 9 with the participation of representatives of the three countries, Stoltenberg reaffirmed the meetings of the permanent joint mechanism established within the framework of the tripartite memorandum signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by Turkey, Finland and Sweden at the NATO summit. Atlantic Madrid on June 28, 2022. He expressed his satisfaction by agreeing to launch it.
Stoltenberg also welcomed the Hungarian parliament to begin approval negotiations and said he expected the process to be completed in a short time.
Stoltenberg reiterated that Sweden and Finland are working towards becoming members until the summit in Vilnius in July, and said he could not give an exact date, “The question is not whether Sweden and Finland will become members, but when.” He rated it.
Stoltenberg indicated the following in connection with the tripartite meeting on March 9:
“I want to be careful about announcing in advance what will result from this meeting. Otherwise, the interview will be difficult. The important thing is to ensure that the meeting takes place and get the process going again.”
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