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Finland, Sweden to submit NATO membership bids tomorrow

Finland's Minister of Defense Antti Kaikkonen (left) and Finland's Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto give a press conference to announce that Finland will apply for NATO membership, at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, May 15, 2022. (Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva/AFP)
Finland's Minister of Defense Antti Kaikkonen (left) and Finland's Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto give a press conference to announce that Finland will apply for NATO membership, at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, May 15, 2022. (Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva/AFP)

Finland and Sweden will submit their bids to join NATO together tomorrow at the military alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, says Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson.

“I’m happy we have taken the same path and we can do it together,” Andersson says during a joint press conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.

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