Abbas in Sweden opens the first Palestinian embassy in Western Europe

Palestinian Authority Abbas, who is visiting Sweden for the first time since it became the first European country to recognize Palestine in October, opened the first Palestinian embassy in Western Europe. (The Times of Israel)

“There is no contradiction between keeping good relations with Palestine and keeping good relations with Israel,” Swedish PM Loefven said. (AFP)

Israeli Foreign Minister responded promptly. ” This is an unfortunate consequence of the mistaken policy adopted by the Swedish government. It will serve no purpose and certainly not advance us in the pursuit of negotiations.” (The Jerusalem Post)