Finland will Join NATO on Tuesday
Finland will join NATO on Tuesday as the 31st member of the alliance. “We will raise the Finnish flag for the first time,” said Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary general of the treaty organization.
NATO foreign ministers will meet at headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“This is a historic week,” Stoltenberg said Monday. “Tomorrow, we will welcome Finland as the 31st member.” Tuesday also marks the 75th anniversary of NATO’s founding with the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty in Washington.
Last week, Hungary and Turkey, the last two of the thirty member states, approved Finland’s accession. “Now all 30 allies have ratified Finland’s accession protocol,” said Stoltenberg.
On Tuesday, a ceremony will occur at NATO headquarters, during which the Finnish flag will be raised in front of the NATO building.