Pekka Haavisto's admission was witnessed by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken 

Finland joined NATO today. Military non-alignment is over. 

The Finnish president announced a new era.

Each nation optimises security. Finland too.

NATO membership increases our international standing and flexibility.

We have traditionally engaged in NATO initiatives as partners. 

"Finland will contribute to NATO's collective deterrence and defence," it stated.

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