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Sweden to recognize Palestine statehood, new prime minister says
Sweden to recognize Palestine statehood, new prime minister says

Sweden will become the first major European nation to recognize Palestinian statehood, newly sworn-in Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced Friday. In unveiling his Cabinet appointments and governing priorities to Parliament, Lofven said recognizing the state of Palestine would bolster the objective of defining two separate but peacefully coexisting states and ending decades of hostility between Israelis and Palestinians. "The conflict between Israel and Palestine can only be solved with a two-state solution, negotiated in accordance with international law," Lofven said in his inaugural address. "A two-state solution requires mutual recognition and a will to peaceful...

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