Q: Do you think that Turkish opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO is a bilateral issue only, or is France prepared to play a role to unblock this situation?
A: France applauded and expressed its support for the sovereign decisions taken by Finland and Sweden to apply for NATO membership. Membership decisions are made by the Alliance’s 30 members. We hope current discussions will quickly achieve a positive outcome and we are in touch with the parties involved. We support the efforts being made for that purpose, particularly by NATO’s secretary general.