Hungary to ratify NATO membership for Finland, Sweden early next year - PM Orban

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FILE PHOTO: Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki attends a joint news conference with Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin at the prime minister's official residence Kesaranta in Helsinki, Finland, on November 20, 2022. Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva/via REUTERS

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland’s prime minister said on Thursday that he had received a promise from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban that the country would ratify NATO membership for Finland and Sweden in a month.

“I asked Prime Minister Orban to ratify the entry of Finland and Sweden to NATO as soon as possible,” Mateusz Morawiecki told a news conference following a meeting of the Visegrad Group leaders. “I received a promise that at the first parliament session in the new year, so in just over a month the ratification will take place.”

Reporting by Alan Charlish, Pawel Florkiewicz, Anna Wlodarczak-Semczuk; Editing by Alex Richardson

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