Time to finalise Sweden's and Finland's entry to NATO, Stoltenberg says

FILE PHOTO - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attends a joint news conference with Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium October 26, 2022. REUTERS/Yves Herman

ISTANBUL, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Sweden and Finland have delivered on the demands Turkey has set for their accession to NATO and time has come to welcome them to the alliance, NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday.

"It's time to welcome Finland and Sweden as full members of NATO," Stoltenberg said at a news conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Istanbul.

"In these dangerous times it is even more important to finalise their accession, to prevent any misunderstanding or miscalculation in Moscow."

Reporting by Bart Meijer Editing by Peter Graff

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