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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.

“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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