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Hungary ratifies Sweden's NATO membership bid

Hungary ratifies Sweden's NATO membership bid President of Hungary Tamás Sulyok (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

The newly elected president of Hungary, Tamás Sulyok, approved the ratification of Sweden's NATO accession application, according to Reuters.

After the head of the Hungarian state signed the ratification document, it must be sent to Washington.

As reported by Reuters, such a procedure is likely to be carried out quickly.


Hungary remained the last country to not ratify Sweden's NATO accession application since 2022. This was the final obstacle for Sweden's path to joining the Alliance.

Recently, the Hungarian parliament approved the ratification of Sweden's application.

Afterward, the Speaker of the Parliament signed the ratification and sent the document to the President's office for publication.

NATO countries have repeatedly called on and demanded Budapest to ratify Sweden's application.

Recently, the Lithuanian ambassador to Sweden stated that after Sweden acceded to NATO, the Baltic Sea would become an internal sea of the Alliance.

Moreover, the diplomat added that if Russia dared to challenge NATO, Kaliningrad would be "neutralized" first.