Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö discuses NATO with Jens Stoltenburg

Finland's Sauli Niinistö discuses NATO with Jens Stoltenburg
Image of the Finnish president Sauli Niinistö. Credit: Twitter@niinisto

Finland’s Sauli Niinistö reported having a successful discussion with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenburg.


Posting on his official Twitter profile today, Monday, October 31, Sauli Niinistö, the President of the Republic of Finland said that he had a positive conversation with Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary-General of the NATO defence alliance.

Niinistö explained that he spoke with Stoltenberg about the ratification of Finland’s NATO membership, Finland’s future role as a NATO ally, the importance of continuing the Black Sea grain transport. and the state of the war in Ukraine.

Russia announced on Saturday 29 that it would withdraw from the United Nations grain export agreement after Ukraine allegedly attacked its ships in Crimea.

Speaking with CNN last Sunday 30, Oana Lungescu, the NATO spokesperson, said that the defence alliance has since urged Russia to urgently renew the grain export agreement with Ukraine.

Stoltenberg also tweeted about what he described as a successful call with President Sauli Niinistö. According to Stoltenberg, Finland is already a safer country and membership in NATO makes “all of us” safer and stronger.

“We expect to have you as a full member of our alliance soon”, Stoltenberg wrote, referring to Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership process.

Hungary and Turkey are so far the only two NATO countries that have not yet ratified the membership of Finland and Sweden, as reported by


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