The members have studied the candidacy just a few hours after the two candidates delivered this same Wednesday to the secretary general, Jens Stoltenbergthe formal application to join the Atlantic Alliance.
NATO members had it in their power to give the green light already at the start of accession talks with Sweden and Finland.
Now Stoltenberg is expected to make a move and open consultations with allies to unblock the situation, the sources have pointed out.
A rapid accession of Sweden and Finland is expected if there are no obstacles such as those that have already begun to be put on the table Turkey, which threatens to veto the entry since it denounces links of both Scandinavian countries with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a Kurdish organization considered terrorist by Ankara.
This same Wednesday, Stoltenberg has assured that the security interests of the 30 allies must be taken into account, but he has asked NATO members to take advantage of the “historic moment” represented by the entry of Sweden and Finland into the organization.
“All allies agree on the importance of NATO’s expansion. We agree that we must be together and that it is a historic moment that we must take advantage of,” stressed the former Norwegian prime minister, after receiving the request from ingress.