The decision, previously made by the legislature, was backed by Prime Minister Sanni Marin and President Sauli Niiniste in support of the country's accession to NATO. This was reported on the website of the President of Finland.
"NATO membership will strengthen Finland's security. By joining NATO, Finland will strengthen its entire defense alliance. Finland must immediately apply for NATO membership. We hope that the steps needed to take this decision at the national level will be taken quickly over the next few days,” according to the joint statement from Sauli Niiniste and Sanni Marin.