If Sweden and Finland ever wish to join NATO, Latvia will support them - Rinkevics

  • 2018-04-30
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - If Sweden and Finland ever wish to join NATO, they will have Latvia's full support, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) told LETA.

At the same time, he added that this decision must be made by these countries themselves. ''This is a decision they themselves must make. The worst thing we can do is try to influence this discussion,'' he added.

According to an Inizio survey, 43 percent of Swedish residents support the country joining NATO, 37 percent are against, while 20 percent do not have a point of view on this matter. This is the highest support for NATO membership in Sweden the past 10 years.

Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that if Sweden ever decided to join NATO, it would have much support from within the alliance.