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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson will hold a joint media availability on Monday, as the leaders of Sweden, Finland and Turkey prepare to meet ahead of the NATO Summit in Madrid.

Finland and Sweden applied for NATO membership in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but their bids have met with opposition from Turkey over what Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s claims of support for Kurdish military and arms embargoes on Ankara.

Stoltenberg announced earlier on Monday that NATO would increase its high-readiness response force to “well over” 300,000 troops. He added that NATO would also increase its stockpiles of military supplies, add more pre-positioned equipment, and strengthen command and control capabilities in what he called “the biggest overhaul of collective defence and deterrence since the Cold War”

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