Armenia Officially Recognizes Palestinian State

The decision aligns with the two-state solution principle, President Abbas said.

On Friday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas thanked Armenia for recognizing Palestine as a state and urged more countries to do the same based on pre-1967 war borders, including Gaza, the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem as the capital.


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“Armenia’s wise decision aligns with the principles of the two-state solution, a strategic choice that defends international will and legitimacy,” he said in a statement.

“On various international platforms, we have always advocated a peaceful and comprehensive settlement of the Palestinian question and support the two-state principle of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We are convinced that this is the only way to ensure that Palestinians and Israelis can realize their legitimate aspirations,” the Armenian Foreign Ministry stated.

“Based on the above and reaffirming its commitment to international law and the principles of equality, sovereignty and peaceful coexistence of peoples, the Republic of Armenia recognizes the State of Palestine,” it added.

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For his part, Hussein al Sheikh, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), also expressed his “satisfaction” with the recognition.

“It is a victory for law, justice, legitimacy and the struggle of our Palestinian people for liberation and independence. Thank you our friend Armenia,” Sheikh wrote on the X social network.

Norway, Ireland and Spain made a coordinated announcement on May 22, declaring their recognition of Palestine as a state effective as of May 28. But their decision was condemned by Israel.

On June 3, over 20 UN experts and special rapporteurs called on all countries to recognize a Palestinian state. So far, over 140 countries have already recognized a Palestinian state, representing more than two-thirds of the United Nations’ membership.

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Sources: Xinhua – EFE

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