Armenia Recognised the Palestinian State

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On 21 June, the Armenian Foreign Ministry announced the recognition of the Palestinian state. This is stated in an announcement posted on the official website of the ministry. According to the statement, Armenia is “sincerely interested” in the establishment of peace and stability in the Middle East, as well as lasting reconciliation between the Jewish and Palestinian peoples. “At various international platforms, we have always been in favor of a peaceful and comprehensive settlement of the Palestinian issue and support the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” the Armenian ministry said. Armenia is convinced that it is the only way to ensure that Palestinians and Israelis can implement their legitimate aspirations. “Based on the above and reaffirming our commitment to international law and the principles of equality, sovereignty and peaceful coexistence of peoples, the Republic of Armenia recognizes the State of Palestine,” the statement said. As a reminder, on 28 May, Norway, as well as Spain and Iceland, officially recognized Palestinian statehood in the face of Israel’s harsh reaction. And on 4 June, Slovenia’s parliament supported the recognition of Palestine. The administration of US President Joe Biden has not supported unilateral recognition by Spain, Ireland and Norway of a Palestinian state, but supports such recognition in principle through diplomatic negotiations.