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NATO foreign ministers meet in Berlin to focus on Swedish, Finnish membership

NATO foreign ministers meet in Berlin to focus on Swedish, Finnish membership

Despite not being members of the North Atlantic Alliance, Sweden and Finland will attend the informal meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Berlin. Despite official Moscow threats, the two European countries are expected to apply for membership in the military alliance in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

Turkey, which has previously said it opposes Sweden and Finland's possible membership in NATO, seems to have reconsidered its stance, stressing that Ankara has not closed the door on their membership.

The official dinner of the NATO Foreign Ministers is scheduled for tonight at 20:00, with the participation of the Foreign Ministers of Finland and Sweden.

The main focus of the discussion of NATO Foreign Ministers is expected to be on the current situation as a result of Russia's aggression against Ukraine and the impact of this aggression on the security of NATO countries.

NATO Foreign Ministers will also discuss the support of the Alliance and allied countries for Ukraine and are expected to discuss with their counterparts from Finland and Sweden the issue of possible membership of these two countries in NATO.

Official announcements are expected tomorrow at noon from NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and German Foreign Minister Analena Berbock.

The informal meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers is also attended by the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Olta Xhaçka, who traveled to Berlin today.