After recognizing Palestinian state, Sweden says women must play role in building it

February 6, 2015 3:15 PM

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After recognizing Palestinian state, Sweden says women must play role in building it

FILE - In this Thursday Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom talks during a news conference at the government building Rosenbad, in Stockholm. Margot Wallstrom, who wants a bigger role for women in global peace and security affairs, said Friday Feb. 6, 2015, she will press Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to include women in efforts to build a viable Palestinian state on his visit to Sweden next week. (AP Photo/TT, Annika af Klercker) SWEDEN OUT (The Associated Press)

STOCKHOLM – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set to get a taste of Sweden's feminist foreign policy when he visits the egalitarian Nordic country next week.

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