Saudis block Swedish minister's speech at Arab League

March 9, 2015 11:48 AM

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Saudis block Swedish minister's speech at Arab League

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has blocked a plan for Sweden's Foreign Minister to address the League of Arab States in Cairo on Monday in a protest over criticism of its human rights record, a Swedish foreign ministry spokesman said.

Sweden's Social Democrat-led government wants to raise its international profile by emphasizing human rights and a feminist approach to foreign policy.

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