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Sweden recognises Palestinian state: foreign minister

STOCKHOLM: Sweden on Thursday officially recognised the state of Palestine, Stockholm’s foreign minister said, less than a month after the government announced its intention to take the controversial move.

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“Today the government takes the the decision to recognise the state of Palestine,” Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said in a statement published in the Dagens Nyheter daily.

“It is an important step that confirms the Palestinian’s right to self-determination.” – AFP

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