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US and France discuss how to support Finland and Sweden’s bids to join Nato

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and France’s new foreign minister Catherine Colonna discussed the Nato alliance including how best to support Finland and Sweden’s membership bids in a call on Sunday

Flags fly outside the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. File picture: Reuters/Pascal Rossignol

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and France’s new foreign minister Catherine Colonna discussed the Nato alliance including how best to support Finland and Sweden’s membership bids in a call on Sunday, the US State Department said in a statement.

Blinken and Colonna also agreed on the importance of continuing support to Ukraine and maintaining “significant costs” on Russian President Vladimir Putin over the invasion of Ukraine, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in the statement.

Russia calls its military action in Ukraine a “special operation”.

– REUTERS

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