Finland is set to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the world's largest military alliance otherwise known as NATO, as its 31st member.
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"This is a historic week," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday. "We will raise the Finnish flag for the first time here at the NATO headquarters. It will be a good day for Finland’s security, for Nordic security, and for NATO as a whole.
Finland Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto also called the moment historic and emphasized his country's desire to promote stability in Europe. "For Finland, the most important objective at the meeting will be to emphasize NATO’s support to Ukraine as Russia continues its illegal aggression," Haavisto said.
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