Sweden completely understands the aspiration of Palestine to become a member of UNESCO.
Sweden has for long been deeply committed to the international efforts of achieving comprehensive peace in the Middle East and to a two-state solution with an independent, contiguous and viable State of Palestine living side by side in peace and security with the State of Israel.
We believe that such a solution can only be reached through negotiations. We therefore strongly welcome the Quartet’s result-oriented approach, with clear expectations of concrete proposals and timelines for this endeavor.
Sweden has for long been a major partner for Palestinian state-building and provider of assistance to the Palestinian people. We congratulate Palestine that the AHLC assesses that Palestinian institutions are above the threshold of a functioning state.
Tänker att med en sådan här förklaring hade det väl varit bättre att avstå?