Hungary will ratify Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO accession before Turkey, says PM’s chief of staff

Hungary and Turkey are the only members of the alliance who have not yet cleared the accession.

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NATO, Swedish and Finnish flags are seen in this illustration taken May 12, 2022. (Dado Ruvic / Reuters / Illustration)

BUDAPEST — Hungary will ratify Sweden’s and Finland’s accession to NATO before Turkey, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff told a briefing on Wednesday.

Hungary and Turkey are the only members of the alliance who have not yet cleared the accession. The Hungarian government has submitted the relevant legislation to parliament but it has not yet been tabled for debate and vote.

Reporting by Krisztina Than and Anita Komuves.