Biden formalizes U.S. support for Finland and Sweden joining NATO

8/9/2022 11:00:00 PM

President Joe Biden formally welcomed Finland and Sweden joining the NATO alliance Tuesday as he signed the instruments of ratification that delivered the U.S.'s formal backing of the Nordic nations entering the mutual defense pact.

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President Joe Biden formally welcomed Finland and Sweden joining the NATO alliance Tuesday as he signed the instruments of ratification that delivered the U.S.'s formal backing of the Nordic nations entering the mutual defense pact.

President Joe Biden formally welcomed Finland and Sweden joining the NATO alliance Tuesday as he signed the instruments of ratification that delivered the U.S.'s formal backing of the Nordic nations entering the mutual defense pact.

joining the NATO alliance Tuesday as he signed the instruments of ratification that delivered the U.S.'s formal backing of the Nordic nations entering the mutual defense pact, part of a reshaping of the European security posture after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"In seeking to join NATO, Finland and Sweden are making a sacred commitment that an attack against one is an attack against all," Mr. Biden said at the signing as he called the partnership the"indispensable alliance."The U.S. became the 23rd ally to approve NATO membership for the two countries. The president said he spoke with the heads of both nations before signing the ratification and urged the remaining NATO members to finish their own ratification process"as quickly as possible."

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S.'s formal backing of the Nordic nations entering the mutual defense pact, part of a reshaping of the European security posture after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Some people are still missing, and many others are displaced. "In seeking to join NATO, Finland and Sweden are making a sacred commitment that an attack against one is an attack against all," Mr. This content is imported from YouTube. Biden said at the signing as he called the partnership the"indispensable alliance. SENATE PASSES INFLATION REDUCTION ACT AFTER ALL-NIGHT VOTE SERIES “You hear about the grandmother and granddaughter climbing 16 hours to get out of the way … You see the pictures of those four beautiful children on television, and you think, ‘My God, what a devastating thing to be a parent in that,’” Biden said." The U. 50 ) { obj.

S.” The president has made his family's history of grief and loss central to his own political story since the death of his first wife and young daughter in a car crash and the later death of his son Beau.snippet. became the 23rd ally to approve NATO membership for the two countries. The president said he spoke with the heads of both nations before signing the ratification and urged the remaining NATO members to finish their own ratification process"as quickly as possible. Andy Beshear had toured a neighborhood damaged by last month’s catastrophic flash flooding shortly before." The Senate last week approved the two, once-neutral nations joining the alliance in a rare 95-1 vote that Biden said shows the world that"the United States of America can still do big things" with a sense of political unity.title. President Biden holds up a pen to FInnish Ambassador Mikko Hautala and Swedish Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter during a signing ceremony formalizing U. Biden's motorcade passed banks strewn with remnants of the flood while driving along Lost Creek.substring( 0, 50 ) +".

S. support for the countries' bids to join NATO, on Aug. “Those are pieces of everybody's houses.. 9, 2022. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images The countries sought out NATO membership earlier this year to guarantee their security in the wake of Russian President Vladimir Putin's offensive in Ukraine . A washed-out school bus stood in the creek. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization's rules require the consent of all of its 30 existing members before Finland and Sweden can officially accede into the alliance, which is expected in the coming months. Even his choice to finish the stage and lose less than 30 seconds, all while driving a car with a smashed windscreen, dented roof, and leaking radiator, is pretty par for the course for pro rallying. Even his choice to finish the stage and lose less than 30 seconds, all while driving a car with a smashed windscreen, dented roof, and leaking radiator, is pretty par for the course for pro rallying.

The candidacies of the two prosperous Northern European nations have won ratification from more than half of the NATO member nations in the roughly three months since the two applied. Criswell demurred, with the president insisting that he wasn’t flattering her. It marks the speediest expansion of the pact of mutual defense among the United States and democratic allies in Europe in its 73-year history. U. During the briefing, the president said he would leverage the full weight of the federal government behind the reconstruction effort. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.S. State and Defense officials consider the two countries net"security providers," strengthening NATO's defense posture in the Baltics in particular. “If it is legal, we'll do it.

Finland is expected to exceed NATO's 2% gross domestic product defense spending target in 2022, and Sweden has committed to meet the 2% goal. Sweden and Finland applied to join NATO in May, setting aside their longstanding stance of military nonalignment.” “You’re stuck with us,” he added. It was a major shift of security arrangements for the two countries after neighboring Russia launched its war on Ukraine in late February. Mr.” Biden has announced federal disaster relief to Kentucky to cover the cleanup and emergency relief in the wake of the disaster. Biden encouraged their joining and welcomed the two countries' government heads to the White House in May, standing side by side with them in a display of U.

S.1 million to fund the relief and dispatched hundreds of rescue workers to aid the effort. backing. The U. “The floods in Kentucky and extreme weather all around the country are yet another reminder of the intensifying and accelerating impacts of climate change and the urgent need to invest in making our communities more resilient to it,” she said while briefing reporters on Air Force One.S. and its European allies have rallied with newfound partnership in the face of Putin's military invasion, as well as the Russian leader's sweeping statements this year condemning NATO, issuing veiled reminders of Russia's nuclear arsenal and asserting Russia's historical claims to territory of many of its neighbors. “Over the long term, these investments will save lives, reduce costs and protect communities like the one we are visiting today,” she said.

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