President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden and President Sauli Niinistö of Finland before today’s signing of the Instruments of Ratification for the Accession Protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty for Finland and Sweden. President Biden congratulated them on the U.S. Senate’s swift, bipartisan ratification of their NATO accession protocols, and welcomed Finland and Sweden moving one step closer to becoming NATO Allies. The United States looks forward to depositing its instrument of ratification at the earliest possible moment. President Biden affirmed that the United States will work with Finland and Sweden to remain vigilant against any threats to our shared security, and to deter and confront aggression or threat of aggression.
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