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5/17, 10:08 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Sweden applies for NATO membership

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde (pictured) officially signed on Tuesday the country's application to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

"It feels big, serious, and like we've succeeded in what we think is best for Sweden," the minister said, as translated by the national broadcaster SVT.

The minister added that Sweden's application will be submitted along with that of Finland, whose parliament is set to vote on the decision later today.

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