Sauli Niinisto © flickr.com / Laura Kotila
President of Finland, Sauli Niinisto, signed the laws on the country's entry into NATO.
Source: Svenska Yle.
Ratification of the laws at the national level was the final step before joining the alliance. The laws were passed by the parliament in early March and were signed by the president on March 23 in Helsinki.
Finland's accession to NATO will occur after the completion of ratification by Hungary and Turkey, which is expected in the coming weeks.
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is a political and military alliance created in 1949 to ensure the security and defense of its member countries. Currently, NATO includes 30 European and North American countries. The main goal of NATO is to protect the territorial integrity and security of its members, as well as to support international peace and stability. To achieve these goals, NATO has a developed military defense infrastructure and cooperates with other international organizations.