Sweden ready for NATO: awaiting Turkish parliament's approval

Sweden has fulfilled its obligations in an agreement with Turkey over NATO membership, and it is time for the Turkish parliament to start the ratification process to allow Sweden to join the alliance.
FILE PHOTO: Sweden's Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom and his Polish counterpart Zbigniew Rau (not pictured) attend the press conference after their meeting in Warsaw, June 12, 2023.
FILE PHOTO: Sweden's Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom and his Polish counterpart Zbigniew Rau (not pictured) attend the press conference after their meeting in Warsaw, June 12, 2023. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/FILE PHOTO

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden has fulfilled its obligations in an agreement with Turkey over NATO membership and it is time for the Turkish parliament to start the ratification process to allow Sweden to join the alliance, Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom said on Wednesday.

"Our judgement is that we have done what was expected of us, now it is time for the Turkish parliament to start the ratification process," he told Reuters on the sidelines of a meeting in parliament.

(Reporting by Niklas Pollard and Simon Johnson)

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