France “fully supports” the effort of Finland to join NATO stressed the French president on Thursday Emanuel Macron to his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto.
“Its president [Γαλλικής] “Democracy has told the President of Finland that France fully supports Finland’s sovereign choice to join NATO quickly,” the Elysee Palace said in a statement.
Earlier on Thursday, the German Chancellor Olaf Solts He also welcomed Finland’s bid to join the alliance, and offered Berlin “full support” after Finland’s president and prime minister announced their intention to join NATO, leading the Nordic nation – which shares an 800-mile border. with Russia – one step closer to the alliance.
On Wednesday, Niinisto said that the Russian president Vladimir Putin will have to “look in the mirror” if Finland decides to join NATO to boost its security. Speaking to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Helsinki, the Finnish leader said that if Finland joined NATO, it would be the result of Putin’s own actions.