Sweden Becomes the First Major European Country to Recognise Palestinian Statehood


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Sweden will become the first major European country to officially recognise Palestinian statehood.

Stefan Lofven, the head of Sweden’s new centre-left Social Democrat government which was voted with 31% of the national vote, made the announcement during his inaugural address to parliament.

“The conflict with Israel can only be solved by a peaceful two-state solution, negotiated in accordance with international law,” Lofven told the legislature in Stockholm.


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