US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken has met with the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO Mr Jens Stoltenberg to discuss the July Vilnius NATO summit. The summit aims to provide continued support for Ukraine, advancing Sweden’s accession process, and other Alliance priorities.
The July Vilnius NATO Summit will be an important opportunity for Allies to reaffirm their commitment to the NATO-Russia Founding Act and to deter further Russian aggression. Blinken also discussed with Secretary General Stoltenberg, the need for Allies to continue to provide Ukraine with military and financial assistance, and to work together to strengthen Ukraine’s defense capabilities.
Recall, Sweden has applied to join NATO, and the talks centered on the need for Allies to move quickly to approve Sweden’s accession. Blinkin also stressed the importance of Allies working together to ensure that Sweden’s accession process is smooth and efficient.