Hungary will approve Sweden's NATO bid on Monday, PM Orban says


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  • Monday, 26 Feb 2024

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban addresses the parliament in Budapest, Hungary, February 26, 2024. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's parliament will ratify Sweden's NATO bid on Monday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told lawmakers in a speech opening the parliament's spring session, ahead of a vote on Swedish membership later in the day.

Hungary will be the last of the 31 members of the alliance to ratify Sweden's membership, after months of foot-dragging by the ruling Fidesz party on the matter.

(Reporting by Boldizsar Gyori and Krisztina Than; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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