Europe News Desk!!! Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto has signed the law on his country’s joining NATO, which was approved by parliament on March 1. This act formally allowed the Nordic countries to join the military alliance. Finland will then submit its NATO membership-related documents to the US administration after Turkey and Hungary ratify its membership claims, Xinhua news agency reported. During Niinisto’s visit to Turkey last Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara would start the process of verifying Finland’s claim. The Turkish parliament’s foreign affairs commission approved Finland’s NATO membership on Thursday, according to Turkish media reports cited by Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat. Now Finland’s NATO membership will be discussed in the General Assembly of Parliament. Helsingin Sanomat said the Hungarian parliament is expected to vote on Finland’s membership next Monday. All 30 members of NATO must sign the Accession Protocol of new members. In the case of Finland, 28 member states have now done so.
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