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President Macron backs Finland to join NATO

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French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed his full support for Finland’s bid to join NATO following Russia’s occupation of Ukraine.

The French presidency says after a telephone conversation between President Emmanuel Macron and his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto, Macron expressed support for the country’s right to choose what it wants.

President Niinisto said joining NATO would enable them to defend themselves in terms of security, especially in dealing with member states.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has promised to speed up a study of Finland’s demands, while the US Congress, Germany and France have all said they support it and there is no doubt about it. recognition of the country as a member.

Russia has warned that it will be forced to take military action if Finland continues to join the bloc, while drawing attention to the country’s leaders.