Finland became the 31st member of NATO

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Finland became the 31st member of NATO

Finland has become the 31st member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Turkey's unanimous vote played a key role in Finland's acceptance as a NATO member.

An Overview of the News

  • Finland shares a border of more than 1,300 kilometres with Russia, and their decision to join NATO was based on security concerns following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022.

  • Sweden's application to join NATO has been rejected by Turkey and Hungary.

  • With the accession of Finland, NATO now includes countries in most of Europe and North America.

About NATO

  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO), is a military alliance between North American and European countries formed in 1949 and headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

  • It was created during the Cold War as a defence pact to prevent Soviet expansion and protect member states from possible aggression.

  • The founding members of NATO were the United States, Canada, and ten European countries, including Belgium, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.

  • NATO Secretary General- Jens Stoltenberg

About Finland

Prime Minister- Sana Marin

Capital- Helsinki

Currency- Euro

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