Finland notes progress with Turkey in NATO talks

At the talks held on Monday in Brussels between the delegations of Finland, Sweden and Turkey on the issue of membership in the North Atlantic Alliance, there is progress, the Office of the President of Finland said on Monday.
The talks were held at the NATO secretariat, the Finnish delegation was headed by Petri Hakkarainen, Advisor to the President of the Republic on Foreign and Security Policy.
“The discussions went on for almost five hours. On some issues there has been clear progress, on others there is still a long way to go to reach consensus. Discussions on what has been achieved will be held in each capital. The overall goal is to continue the discussion as soon as possible,” Hakkarainen is quoted in the message.
On May 18, Finland and Sweden, against the backdrop of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine, submitted applications to the NATO Secretary General to join the alliance. Turkey has blocked the start of the process of consideration of these applications.