Biden sends letter to Congress on Sweden, Finland admission to NATO
The US President sends a letter to Congress to ratify the decision to admit the new members into NATO.
The White House press service said on Saturday that US President Joe Biden has sent letters to congressional committees on the accession of Sweden and Finland to the North Atlantic Alliance.
"I am providing the report on the Kingdom of Sweden’s Accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, prepared consistent with section 3(2)(E)(ii) of the Resolution of Advice and Consent to the Ratification of the Protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic of April 30, 1998," one of the letters read.
Another letter was also sent on Finland's accession to NATO.
According to the procedure in the US, Congress must first ratify the decision to admit the new members into NATO.
Following crunch talks ahead of the NATO summit in Madrid, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dropped weeks of opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO.
Erdogan declared victory after securing a 10-point agreement in which the two countries agreed to join Turkey's "fight against banned Kurdish militants and to quickly extradite suspects."