Armenia recognizes the State of Palestine

Yerevan (UNA/WAFA) - The Republic of Armenia announced its official recognition of the State of Palestine, bringing the number of recognized states to 149 out of 193 states in the United Nations General Assembly.

The Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Friday: "“The catastrophic humanitarian situation in Gaza and the ongoing military conflict is one of the fundamental issues on the international political agenda that requires resolution.”

She continued: “The Republic of Armenia has joined the resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.”

She stressed that “the Republic of Armenia is sincerely interested in bringing peace and stability to the Middle East, and establishing permanent reconciliation between the Israeli and Palestinian peoples, and has consistently, in various international forums, called for a peaceful and comprehensive settlement of the Palestinian issue and supports the two-state principle to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, based on its conviction that this is the way.” “The only way to ensure that Palestinians and Israelis can achieve their legitimate aspirations.”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that “based on the above and in confirmation of its commitment to international law and the principles of equality, sovereignty and peaceful coexistence among peoples, the Republic of Armenia recognizes the State of Palestine.”

It is noteworthy that Slovenia, Spain, Norway and Ireland announced last month their recognition of the State of Palestine.

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