Denmark would support a potential Finnish bid to join NATO

"Denmark would of course support it very strongly," Mette Frederiksen said

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Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen holds a doorstep news conference, where she gives a status on the security situation and comments on Ukrainian President Zelenskiy’s speech to the Folketing, at Christiansborg in Copenhagen on March 29, 2022. (Philip Davali / Ritzau Scanpix via Reuters)

COPENHAGEN — Denmark would fully support Finnish NATO membership if the country were to apply, its prime minister said on Wednesday.

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“If or when Finland would choose to seek membership of NATO, Denmark would of course support it very strongly,” Mette Frederiksen told reporters during a visit to Estonia.

Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto said earlier this month that the country would review its security policy to decide whether to join NATO.

Reporting by Stine Jacobsen.