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Chair Cardin Statement Welcoming Sweden into the NATO Alliance

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Sweden deposited its instrument of accession to the North Atlantic Treaty with the Government of the United States in Washington, D.C.

“Sweden’s strong democracy and formidable military capabilities make it an ideal and welcome addition to the NATO alliance,” said Chair Cardin. “The Euro Atlantic community is stronger when we stand together and lead with our values. Sweden’s rightful place in NATO will undoubtedly help advance our collective commitment to defend free institutions and deter aggression.”