U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said after talks with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara on Monday, November 6, that he is confident that progress is being made toward approving Sweden's accession to NATO.
Blinken told journalists after the meeting.
According to the secretary of state, the United States was "very encouraged by the fact that President (of Turkey Recep Tayyip - ed.) Erdogan signed the ratification protocols (on Sweden's accession to NATO - ed.) and sent them to the parliament."
"And I am convinced that we will see further movement in this direction. I think there is a common commitment to ensure that the process is completed and that Sweden joins the Alliance. Turkey has such a commitment, we have such a commitment, and I expect that we will see it realized," he added.