Persson Attends Arafat’s Funeral

Sweden’s Prime Minister Göran Persson attended the funeral of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in Cairo on Friday.

Persson was the only head of government from the European Union in attendance. Other EU nations chose to send their foreign ministers.

Some 50 heads of state and government attended the funeral of the Palestinian leader who died early Thursday morning in Paris at the age of 75.

After the funeral service in Cairo, the birthplace of Yasser Arafat, his body was transported from Egypt to the West Bank and buried in Ramallah.