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The Hungarian Parliament has ratified Sweden’s application to join NATO.

The Hungarian Parliament has ratified Sweden’s application to join NATO.

The Hungarian parliament ratified Sweden’s application to join NATO at its first meeting of its spring session on Monday.

During the final vote, 188 deputies were in favor, six were against, and four deputies did not vote. The meeting was broadcast on the parliament website.

 


After Turkey ratified Sweden’s membership of the alliance in January, Hungary was the last allied country not to do so. Following ratification, Sweden will officially become the 32nd member of NATO.


The ceremony for a new ally to join the North Atlantic Treaty usually takes place at NATO headquarters in Brussels. At the ceremony, the relevant documents are signed and the flag of the new alliance member is raised. The instrument of accession is then deposited with the United States, effectively completing the formal process of joining NATO.