Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez conveyed on Tuesday that Spaina speed up the parliamentary process to approve the accession to NATO of Sweden and Finland and that the political will of the member countries is to greet these countries.
In the intervention in The World Economic Forum was held in Davos, Sanchez indicated that he was going to fulfill his obligations to these two countries, which he called “very consolidated democracies”, and therefore it is “very important” that are in both NATO and the European Union. When asked if Sweden and Finland will be at the Atlantic Alliance summit to be held in Madrid at the end of June, Sanchez replied: “Certainly”.
Thus, he indicated that at this summit they are going to welcome these two new members that will bring “stability” to the EU and to the future of the Alliance. In the same spirit that the main outcome expected from this meeting is unity between NATO and the EU, define the strategic vision and organization until 2030.
Sanchez indicated that the message that would come from Madrid was that they must confront the challenge that Russian President Vladimir Putin is throwing on the eastern flank, as well as the threats coming from countries south of the Sahara. Thus, in his opinion, the alliance between the two organizations will be strengthened.
Putin’s challenge affects the world
In his opinion, one of Putin’s main mistakes was underestimating the reaction of the EU and NATO to the invasion of Ukraine and the fact that before the war there were some important actors who were thinking about what to do with Atlantic Alliance but now it has become clear how important it is to preserve countries such as USA and Canada.
On the other hand, Sanchez stressed that Putin’s challenge affects the whole world, and therefore they should share this concern with partners outside the EU. He also pointed out that this is a global crisis and that the international community should “isolate Putin.”
Discover Latin America
In this regard, he indicated that this is what they are promoting through dialogue. with Latin American leaders because “this is a global challenge“, as stated and collected by Europa Press. Finally, he wanted to recall that Russia is a permanent member of the UN Security Council and that, therefore, the world order is at stake.
Finally, with regard to the EU’s policy of strategic autonomy, he decided to open it up to other regions such as Latin America. “This is a great opportunity” for European partners.
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