The foreign Ministry of Finland do not rule out the possibility of joining NATO
Finland does not rule out the possibility of joining NATO. This was stated in interview to “Kommersant” the head of the Finnish Ministry of foreign Affairs Timo Soini.
“Neither Finland nor Sweden is now not part of NATO and, as far as I know, none of our countries is not discussed joining the Alliance,” he said, then added: “We should not rule out the possibility of joining NATO. Any country should have such an opportunity, so important to us and an open-door policy”.
At the beginning of October the Ambassador of Russia in Finland Pavel Kuznetsov in interview to the newspaper Ilta-Sanomat said that the policy of the management of Finland’s non-accession to military alliances is an important stabilizing factor in the Baltic sea region.
“I think that everybody understands the approach of NATO’s military infrastructure to our borders will force us to resort to enjoy your stay in this situation response. Maybe some people need it, but definitely not Finland and Russia”, — said the Russian diplomat.
Timo Soini holds the post of foreign Minister of Finland from 29 may 2015. On Thursday, he took part in the meeting of foreign Ministers of member countries of the Council of the Barents Euro-Arctic region (BEAC), held in Arkhangelsk. With him to the city on the North of the European part of Russia came the foreign Ministers of Russia, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.