WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman and Head of the U.S. Delegation of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Mike Turner (OH-10) issued the following statement:

“From strong economic ties to interoperable defense capabilities, Finland is a critical partner and longtime ally of the United States. I applaud Turkey’s decision to ratify Finland’s application to join NATO. It is now on Hungary to quickly approve Finland's bid which will strengthen the Alliance during a time of Russian aggression and increasing threats. Following Finland’s ascension, it is my hope that Sweden will be swiftly approved to join the strategic alliance.”