• Sweden tells Abbas aid to Palestine comes with responsibilities


    STOCKHOLM: Sweden announced a multi-million-euro Palestinian aid package on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) as president Mahmud Abbas made his first visit to Stockholm since 2009. Sweden became the first major Western European country to recognise Palestine in October, but Prime Minister Stefan Loefven stressed that the recognition came with responsibilities. “According to us Palestine is now a state. Our expectations of Palestine and their leadership will therefore increase,” Loefven told reporters during Abbas’ visit to Stockholm.



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