Lapid speaks to Linde in first talk of Israel and Sweden FMs in 7 years

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Lapid speaks to Linde in first talk of Israel and Sweden FMs in 7 years
After first high-level talks between Israeli and Swedish officials in 7 years, FM Yair Lapid is "looking forward to increased cooperation with Sweden."
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
SEPTEMBER 20, 2021

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid spoke with Sweden's Minister of Foreign Affairs Anne Linde in the first conversation between Israeli and Swedish Foreign Ministers in seven years, Lapid said on Twitter Monday. The talk symbolized the relaunching of high-level relations, said Lapid, who added that he "appreciates her statement regarding Sweden’s strong and solid commitment to the security of Israel and her recognition in the course of our conversation of Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people."

Lapid and Linde also discussed Israel's participation in the Malmo Forum on Holocaust remembrance. "I look forward to increased cooperation with Sweden on bilateral and multilateral issues," concluded Lapid on Twitter. Israel closed its doors to visits from Swedish officials in 2014 after then Foreign Minister Margot Walstrom called to investigate “extrajudicial killings” of Palestinians during the 2014 wave of terrorism.

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