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Finland and Sweden Apply for NATO Membership, Agree to New Arms Purchases

HeadlineMay 19, 2022

Finland and Sweden have agreed to a joint purchase of new weapons and ammunition. The arms deal was announced Wednesday as the two nations formally submitted their applications to join the NATO military alliance. The deal would include the purchase of anti-tank weapons from the Swedish weapons maker Saab. President Biden is meeting in Washington today with the leaders of Finland and Sweden in a show of support for their applications to join NATO

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