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Swedish foreign minister resigns

Laila Freivalds announced that she was stepping down, after months of fierce criticism.
None | By Press Trust of India, Stockholm
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2006 06:09 PM IST

Swedish Foreign Minister Laila Freivalds on Tuesday announced she was stepping down, after months of fierce criticism, Swedish news agency IT reported.

Freivalds and Prime Minister Goeran Persson admitted on February 16 that the government's slow handling of the 2004 Asian tsunami crisis, in which 543 Swedes died, caused additional suffering.

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