Sweden expects NATO ratification process in Hungary and Turkey to be completed soon

STOCKHOLM, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Sweden expects Hungary and Turkey to vote soon on Sweden's application to join the NATO alliance, Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom said in Helsinki after a meeting with his Finnish counterpart on Friday.

"We see the development in Hungary as positive and we judge that there, as with Turkey, a ratification process will soon be concluded when parliament votes on these questions," Billstrom said.

"There is nothing that indicates we are not going to get a positive answer from the parliament in Budapest."

Reporting by Simon Johnson, editing by Terje Solsvik

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