Finnish President Sauli Niinistö will travel to Brussels on Tuesday to attend an accession ceremony at NATO headquarters that officially marks the country’s entry into the military alliance.
The statement was confirmed by the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg. According to him, a flag-raising ceremony will be held to mark Finland’s accession to NATO.
Finland, which has been neutral since World War II, decided to join NATO along with neighboring Sweden after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Official Ankara has been delaying the accession of Finland and Sweden, although the Turkish Parliament recently supported Finland’s accession to NATO.
By Ana Dumbadze