Sweden becomes first EU country to recognise the Palestinian State

October 31, 2014 7:20 PM

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Sweden becomes first EU country to recognise the Palestinian State

Sweden officially recognises the State of Palestine, the country’s foreign minister has announced, making it the first European Union country to do so.

“Today, the government takes the decision to recognise the state of Palestine,” Margot Wallstrom (pictured) said in a Thursday statement. “It is an important step that confirms the Palestinians’ right to self-determination.”

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