Hungarian parliament approves Finland’s bid to join NATO

Hai Dang, VOV’s correspondent in Prague
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(VOVWORLD) - Hungary's parliament approved on Monday a bill to allow Finland to join NATO, putting an end to months of delays, and bringing Finland one step closer to becoming a full member of the Western alliance.

Hungarian parliament approves Finland’s bid to join NATO  - ảnh 1Hungary's parliament votes to ratify Finland's accession to NATO, in Budapest, March 27, 2023. (Photo: Reuters)

By a vote of 182 to 6, Hungary’s parliament approved Finland’s accession to NATO. The vote for Sweden is still on hold.

Earlier, a Hungarian delegation went to Finland and Sweden to address criticisms of its democratic institutions.

Finland and Sweden abandoned their military non-alignment policy and asked to join NATO last May, concerned by the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Prior to this vote, Hungary and Turkey were the last two NATO members not to ratify the accession of Sweden and Finland.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said last week that Turkey is working on ratifying Finland's accession to NATO.