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Secretary of State Anne Linde at NATO Headquarters in Brussels 4-5 July

Foreign Minister Anne Linde will lead the Swedish delegation to accession talks with NATO on 4 July. The talks are taking place at NATO headquarters in Brussels. The foreign minister will also attend a meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) on July 5, where the accession protocols for Sweden and Finland are expected to be signed by the ambassadors of the 30 NATO member states.

The Heads of State and Government of NATO countries decided during the summit held in Madrid to invite Sweden and Finland as members of NATO. On July 4, Sweden will hold formal accession talks with the NATO Secretariat. Foreign Minister Anne Linde led the Swedish delegation, which includes Jan Olof Lind, Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence. Finland will hold separate accession talks on the same day.

Secretary of State Linde will also attend the NAC meeting on July 5, where ambassadors of NATO countries are expected to sign the accession protocols for Sweden and Finland. This gives Sweden and Finland two invited states during the period in which NATO member states ratify membership.

On July 5, the Foreign Minister will also hold a tripartite meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto.

NATO An information leaflet with detailed information will be published.

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