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Aspiring to join NATO, Biden meets the leaders of Finland and Sweden

Aspiring to join NATO, Biden meets the leaders of Finland and Sweden

US President Joe Biden on Thursday welcomed the leaders of Sweden and Finland to the White House, as he welcomed the demands of once neutral countries to join NATO.

Biden received Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish President Sauli Niinistö at the White House as they met for trilateral talks on the NATO Mutual Defense Pact as well as wider European security concerns.

"They meet every NATO requirement and then some," he said. "Having two new NATO members in the high north will increase the security of our alliance."

Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded that the alliance stop expanding into Russia's borders.

 

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