Kaikkonen: Finland is already compatible with Nato – “just plug it in”, internationalaffairs.co

“The Nato compatibility we’ve developed for a long time is now showing its benefits. We’re now fully compatible with Nato. We satisfy the membership criteria of Nato. All you need to do is plug it in, I guess you could say,” he stated in his remarks at the opening of the 240th National Defence Course in the House of the Estates in Helsinki on Monday.

Finland, he estimated, could in the best case officially join the defence alliance at the end of this year, strengthening defences across the alliance with its defence capabilities and ability to withstand crises.

Kaikkonen outlined that the membership would see the country join the integrated air and missile defence system of the alliance, participate more comprehensively in civil preparedness co-operation, and engage in both deeper intelligence co-operation and closer exchange of aerial and maritime awareness information. Läs artikel