Consistent with the core principles of European security and NATO’s Open Door policy, the United States welcomes Finland’s sovereign decision announcing its intention to seek membership in the NATO alliance.
Readout of President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Andersson of Sweden and President Niinistö of Finland
MAY 13, 2022 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden and President Sauli Niinistö of Finland to discuss the close defense and security cooperation between our countries as well as our respective efforts aimed at strengthening Transatlantic security. President Biden underscored his support for NATO’s Open Door policy and for the right of Finland and Sweden to decide their own future, foreign policy, and security arrangements. The leaders also discussed the close partnership among our countries across a range of global issues, based on our common values and interests. They reiterated their shared commitment to continued coordination in support of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people affected by the war.