NATO chief hails 'historic moment' as Finland, Sweden apply

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Secretary secretary secretary secretary general general general general Jens Jens Jens Jens Stoltenberg Stoltenberg Stoltenberg Stoltenberg says says says says Finland Finland Finland Finland and and and and Sweden Sweden Sweden Sweden have have have have applied applied applied applied to to to to for for for for NATO NATO NATO NATO membership membership membership membership amid amid amid amid concerns concerns concerns concerns over over over over Russia's Russia's Russia's Russia's war war war war on on on on Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Stoltenberg Stoltenberg Stoltenberg says says says NATO NATO NATO allies allies allies agreed agreed agreed that that that this this this is is is an an an historic historic historic moment moment moment which which which we we we must must must seize seize seize the the the applications applications applications not not not submitted submitted submitted must must must be be be weighted weighted weighted by by by the the the thirty thirty thirty member member member countries countries countries that that that process process process is is is expected expected expected to to to take take take about about about two two two weeks weeks weeks but but but to to to Turkey's Turkey's Turkey's president president president has has has expressed expressed expressed reservations reservations reservations about about about Finland Finland Finland and and and Sweden Sweden Sweden joining joining joining the the the two two two however however however could could could officially officially officially become become become members members members once once once that that that accession accession accession protocols protocols protocols are are are rectified rectified rectified even even even if if if Turkey's Turkey's Turkey's leaders leaders leaders objections objections objections are are are overcome overcome overcome that that that could could could take take take a a a few few few months months months the the the process process process usually usually usually takes takes takes eight eight eight to to to twelve twelve twelve months months months I'm I'm I'm Charles Charles Charles de de de Ledesma Ledesma Ledesma

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