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Sweden’s minister of foreign affairs to visit palestine


Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström will visit Palestine on 15–17 December for bilateral talks with President Mahmoud Abbas and Foreign Minister Riad Malki.



The talks will focus on how Sweden and Palestine can deepen their relations following Sweden’s recognition of Palestine, the importance of democratic development, respect for human rights and gender equality, and what can be done to strengthen hopes of a two-state solution, with Israel and Palestine living side by side in peace and security.

During her visit, Ms Wallström will also meet representatives of civil society. The visit to Palestine is important for Sweden’s efforts within the French initiative for the peace process in the Middle East.

[Source: Government Offices of Sweden-Media relations]
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