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President Niinistö signs Finland's national Nato legislation

The law was signed ahead of Turkey and Hungary's ratification of Finland's accession, which is expected to happen soon.

President Niinistö sitter vid ändan av ett långt bord. Runt bordet sitter ministrar.
Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland (at head of table), signed Finland's national Nato legislation in Helsinki on 23 March 2022. Image: Lehtikuva/Markku Ulander
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Finnish President Sauli Niinistö signed the country's national Nato legislation on Thursday at the Government Palace in Helsinki.

Finland is now set to submit Nato membership-related documents to the US administration once the final two ratifications are received from Turkey and Hungary.

On 1 March, Finnish parliament approved the proposal for Finland's accession to Nato, legislation which the president signed on Thursday.

President Niinistö has said he wants Finland to be prepared to join the alliance as soon as Turkey and Hungary's ratifications are carried out

Last Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that Ankara would begin the process of ratifying Finland's bid to join Nato.

The Hungarian parliament is expected to vote on Finland's membership next Monday.

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