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5/16, 8:04 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Stoltenberg: Sweden will strengthen Euro-Atlantic security

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday that the ascension of Sweden would reinforce the security "of Euro-Atlantic area (...) at a critical time."

The secretary-general mentioned on his Twitter account that he had a call with the Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, in which he took the opportunity to "welcome her government’s decision."

The development comes hours after the baltic country officially announced the decision to join NATO. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that this does not pose an immediate threat to Russia but that Moscow will react if its security is jeopardized.

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