The Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs expresses the belief that there will be an agreement for Turkey‘s approval of Sweden and Finland’s accession to NATO at the latest before the Alliance’s summit in Vilnius.
“If this does not happen, it will be a failure not only in terms of image but also in terms of trust in the Alliance as a whole,” Zbigniew Rau said in Stockholm. The Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs has been in Sweden on an official two-day visit since Thursday.
Zbigniew Rau emphasized during a joint press conference on Friday after meeting with the head of Swedish diplomacy, Tobias Billstrom, that Poland has consistently supported the process of Sweden and Finland joining NATO and was one of the first countries to ratify the relevant documents.
He added that in relations with Turkey, which opposes Sweden’s accession, Poland emphasizes that the accession of Sweden and Finland is of paramount importance for strengthening the security architecture in the Baltic Sea region during the greatest crisis since World War II.