Liz Truss – 2022 Comments on Sweden and Finland’s Application to Join NATO

The comments made by Liz Truss, the Foreign Secretary, on 17 May 2022.

The UK strongly supports applications for NATO membership from Finland and Sweden. They should be integrated into the Alliance as soon as possible; their accession will strengthen the collective security of Europe.

We look forward to working with them as new NATO Allies and stand ready to offer them our every assistance during the accession process.

Our mutual security declarations signed with Sweden and Finland last week by the Prime Minister demonstrate our steadfast and unequivocal commitment to both countries during this process and beyond.