Foreign Minister Linde makes official visit to Israel

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  • Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde is in Israel on Monday for meetings with Israeli and Palestinian government leaders.
  • It's the first official visit to Israel by a Swedish official after seven years of frosty relations when Sweden formally recognized the state of Palestine in 2014, and the first time a Swedish foreign minister visits in over a decade. PM Stefan Löfven visited in 2020 but didn't meet with Israeli government officials.
  • On Monday, Linde started by visiting the World Holocaust Rememberance Centre in Jerusalem.