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We are 100% behind Finnish, Swedish NATO membership, Norway tells Turkey

/ 05:23 AM May 15, 2022
Illustration shows Finnish and NATO flags STORY: We are 100% behind Finnish, Swedish NATO membership, Norway tells Turkey

Finnish and NATO flags are seen printed on paper this illustration taken April 13, 2022. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration)

BERLIN — Norway on Saturday backed Finnish and Swedish plans to join NATO against criticism from Turkey.

“We don’t know what Turkey really means but from (the) Norwegian perspective, we are 100% behind Finland and Sweden if they decide to apply for membership in NATO,” Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeld said as she arrived for a meeting with her NATO counterparts in Berlin.

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“This will also strengthen the Nordic cooperation because we chose differently after World War Two, so I think that this is a historic moment right now,” she added.

Dutch Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra echoed her, saying it was important that all NATO members showed unity.

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