Sipilä believes the NATO membership would limit the room for independent political manoeuvres.
He also added that seeking military alliance does not eliminate the need to strengthen the country’s own defence.
The Keskusta chair reminded that membership in the military alliance comes with commitments and obligations. Thus, by becoming a member of NATO, the country should prepare to show solidarity through participation in military operations, such as in Iraq.
Despite this, the party has unanimously adopted a resolution which states that the independent nation should not be limited towards moving in any direction.