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5/15/2022, 6:18 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Sweden's ruling party backs NATO candidacy

The Swedish Social Democratic Party (SAP) announced on Sunday it has decided to support the country's application for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

"Today the Swedish Social Democratic Party took a historic decision to say yes to apply for a membership in the NATO defense alliance. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has deteriorated the security situation for Sweden and Europe as a whole," Foreign Minister Ann Linde posted on Twitter.

Earlier in the day, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin urged the country's parliament to approve and officialize the nation's bid to join NATO.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / JR