Swedish, Palestinian leaders to meet after row with Israel

February 10, 2015 8:42 AM

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Swedish, Palestinian leaders to meet after row with Israel

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Abbas will meet Sweden's new prime minister on Tuesday to further international support for his cause after the Nordic state infuriated Israel when it became the first major European country to recognize Palestine as a state.

Social Democrat Prime Minister Stefan Lofven used his inaugural address in parliament last year to announce that his country would recognize a Palestinian state, prompting Israel to call its ambassador back.

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