NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg sounded the alarm regarding China’s military build-up and its growing relationship with Russia. At the NATO summit in Madrid, the Bloc’s leaders labeled Moscow as top concern for the alliance and they also criticized Beijing’s increasing assertiveness on the world stage.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced the alliance has formally invited Finland and Sweden to join. During a press conference in Spain Wednesday, he thanked both countries and Turkey for coming to an agreement to pave the way for the move.
Sweden is taking steps to meet Turkey’s demands for approving its NATO membership application. That’s according to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg who visited Sweden on Monday. Both Sweden and Finland requested to join the alliance last month.
NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg said Turkey has raised “legitimate concerns” over Finland and Sweden joining the military alliance. While speaking in Finland on Sunday, the secretary general said its important to keep in mind that no other NATO ally has suffered more terrorist attacks than Turkey.
President Joe Biden and his National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan met with NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg to discuss the Ukraine crisis. The three officials met Thursday at the White House, to discuss the bids by Sweden and Finland to join NATO amid opposition by Turkey.