Marking longstanding relations between Sweden and Palestine

The Swedish Consulate General and friends marked the longstanding relations between Sweden and Palestine through a reception. The event took place at Mövenpick Hotel in Ramallah, hosted by the Swedish Consul General Ann-Sofie Nilsson, with the presence of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Riyad al-Malki as well as a number of other friends of the Consulate.  An exhibition told the story of the historical relationship between Sweden and Palestine in words and pictures.

Consul General Ann-Sofie Nilsson held a speech highlighting the longstanding relations, from Swedish pilgrimage to Jerusalem over a century ago, to the many Swedes that now have Palestinian roots – and, of course, the recent Swedish recognition of the State of Palestine. Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah emphasized Sweden’s role in promoting peace and human rights – and thanked Sweden for our development support to the Palestinian people: “From the Palestinian people and its leaders, all the love, gratitude and appreciation”.