Palestinians hail Swedish move on statehood as 'courageous'

Sweden’s decision to recognise a Palestinian state is “courageous,” senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat said Friday, calling on other EU states to follow suit.

“We salute the announcement by the Swedish prime minister,” said Saeb Erakat in the West Bank administrative capital of Ramallah.

“We hope that all countries of the European Union will take the same courageous and remarkable decision… as there is no reason not to recognise the Palestinian state.”

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