Biden to host leaders of Finland, Sweden to discuss NATO bids

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Intl desk, May 17: US President Joe Biden will host the leaders of Finland and Sweden at the White House on Thursday to discuss their historic bids to join NATO in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Sweden’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson will meet Biden to discuss the “NATO applications and European security, as well as strengthening our close partnerships across a range of global issues and support for Ukraine,” White House Press Secretary Karine
Jean-Pierre said.