Sweden won't open new Palestine embassy
AFP/The Local · 17 Nov 2014, 16:58
Published: 17 Nov 2014 16:58 GMT+01:00
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"Nobody has opened an embassy in Ramallah, and we think that this can be managed by the consulate in Jerusalem, which is a satisfactory solution for us," Foreign Minister Margot Wallström told Sveriges Radio.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, whose headquarters are in the West Bank city of Ramallah, hailed Sweden's recognition as "courageous and historic".
Palestinians want east Jerusalem as the capital of a future state.