Biden speaks to Swedish PM, Finnish president amid NATO push
FILE PIC: U.S. President Joe Biden. /AP

FILE PIC: U.S. President Joe Biden. /AP

The United States President Joe Biden spoke to Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on Friday, the White House said, as the two countries signal their intent to join NATO.

Niinisto said on Twitter that he had explained "Finland's next steps" towards becoming part of the transatlantic defense group, and that his country "deeply appreciates all the necessary support from the U.S."

Finland's leaders on Thursday said they're in favor of rapidly applying for NATO membership, paving the way for a historic expansion of the alliance. 

Source(s): AFP

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