asked Her Majesty's Government:What is the latest date by which they envisage the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joining NATO as full members. [HL2512]
Heads of State and Government reaffirmed at the NATO Summit in Madrid on 8–9 July 1997 that NATO remains open to new members in accordance with Article 10 of the North Atlantic Treaty. The process of NATO enlargement will be considered at the NATO Summit in Washington in April 1999. No commitments have been made in respect of particular applicant countries.