Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde met with Israeli officials on Monday, ending seven-years of frosty relations between the countries.

She met with Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and President Yitzhak Herzog and will also take part in an event hosted by Sweden’s ambassador to Israel marking 70 years of relations between the countries.

Linde is the  first Swedish foreign minister to visit Israel since Sweden recognized a Palestinian state in 2014, sparking a diplomatic row.

KAN's Mark Weiss spoke with Dr Maya Sion Tzedkiyahu, Director of the Program on Israel-Europe relations at the Mitvim Institute for Regional Foreign Policies.