Hungary Signals Readiness to Approve Sweden For NATO Membership

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A delegation from Hungary’s parliament has announced that it is now ready to support Sweden’s admission to NATO after resolving some “political disputes” between the two countries.  Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström expects that the Swedish parliament will ratify a law allowing the country to join NATO by the end of March. The Hungarian delegation travels to Finland next, who has already passed a similar law.  NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the news and is set to meet with representatives from Sweden, Finland and Turkey.  The remaining holdout to Sweden and Finland’s acceptance into NATO is Turkey.  Admission into NATO requires a unanimous vote by all member countries.