The foreign ministers of Sweden and Türkiye will meet ‘soon’ to discuss Stockholm’s delayed bid to join NATO, the Swedish foreign ministry said on May 29, Report informs referring to Reuters.

Sweden and Finland applied for NATO membership following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. However, while Finland joined the Western military alliance in April, Sweden’s bid has been held up by objections from Türkiye and Hungary.

Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom initially told broadcaster SVT on May 29 he would meet his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on June 1 at a gathering of NATO foreign ministers in Oslo.