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Herzog meets with Swedish FM in Jerusalem

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde meets with President Isaac Herzog in Jerusalem on October 18, 2021. (Haim Zach/GPO)
Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde meets with President Isaac Herzog in Jerusalem on October 18, 2021. (Haim Zach/GPO)

President Isaac Herzog meets with Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde in Jerusalem.

During the meeting, he welcomes the boosted ties between Jerusalem and Stockholm, “as expressed in contacts between the two states’ foreign ministers.”

The president ” highlighted recent normalization accords with Arab states as positive developments toward peace in the Middle East and encouraged Sweden to actively support efforts for peace and normalization with more states in the region,” his office says.

“President Isaac Herzog thanked Foreign Minister Ann Linde for Sweden’s hosting of the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism last week and stressed the need for international unity in combating antisemitism in all its forms wherever it appears,” according to a statement from his office.

The statement says: “President Isaac Herzog emphasized the importance of the indisputable fact of Israel’s unique status in the family of nations as the state of the Jewish People, which maintains equality between all its citizens and is a liberal democracy.”

Linde will meet with Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem. She will also participate in the opening of an exhibition celebrating 70 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Linde is also due to visit the West Bank, where she will meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and other officials.

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