Like I’ve said, Sweden is beyond parody.
Sweden will make ‘demands’ on Palestine
Published: 30 Jan 2015 07:57 GMT+01:00
The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is set to visit Stockholm on February 10th and Sweden’s Foreign Minister has said she will use the trip to “place demands on the Palestinians.”
Speaking to Sveriges Radio, she added that Sweden would also “be sure to use the opportunity to prepare for a resumption of the peace process.”
Wallström said it was essential that Palestine “renounced violence” before any constructive work between the two nations could take place.
“The visit of president Abbas, by invitation from the prime minister, is confirmed for February 10th,” Swedish foreign ministry spokeswoman Ulla Jacobson confirmed to the AFP news agency.
“He will also meet the foreign minister, the king and the archbishop.”
She said the agenda would include the Arab-Israeli peace process and “what Sweden can offer after (its) recognition” of Palestine in October.
The UN General Assembly approved the recognition of Palestine as a sovereign state in 2012, but the European Union and most western countries do not refer to Palestine as a separate state.