Govt approves NATO accession protocols for Sweden and Finland

Ljubljana – The government has approved motions for Slovenia to sign the NATO accession protocols of Sweden and Finland. A session of the parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee has been called for tomorrow morning to discuss the two motions.

The approval was given in a correspondence session on Tuesday, just as Prime Minister Robert Golob, Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon and Defence Minister Marjan Šarec are on route to Madrid for a three-day NATO summit, where it is expected that the protocols will be signed.

Sweden and Finland are very close partners of NATO, their militaries being fully interoperable with NATO forces, the Government Communications Office said in a press release after the government’s correspondence session.

The two countries requested membership in the Alliance in mid-May in the wake of the Russian invasion in Ukraine.