Foreign Minister Margot Wallström. Photo: Annika af Klercker / TT.

Speaking to reporters, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said the territory has fulfilled the “criteria of international law” adding that Palestine had both “a territory, a people and government.”

She expressed her hope that Sweden’s move, which has been met with both praise and scorn, would provide a “positive injection into the dynamics of the Middle East peace process.”

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Sweden recognizes Palestinian state

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