Hungary To Ratify Finland And Sweden's NATO Membership Bid
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said that the country's Parliament will ratify Sweden and Finland's NATO membership bid in its first session in 2023.
It was doubtful if Orban, an authoritarian leader and longtime Russian ally, would move in favor of the two Baltic countries' aspirations to join the defense alliance.
Hungary is supporting the NATO membership of Finland and Sweden, and that Parliament will also be placing the issue on its agenda at the first session of next year, Orban said after a meeting with leaders of the Visegrad Group of central European nations in the Slovak city of Kosice. The Swedes and the Finns have not lost a single minute because of Hungary so far, and they will not do so in future; Hungary will certainly be providing the support required for their accession, added Orban, who was re-elected for a fourth consecutive term in April.
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