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Armenia Officially Recognizes Independent Palestinian State

The Armenian Foreign Ministry announced today the formal recognition of the independent Palestinian State despite opposition from Israel, reported Reuters.

In a statement released today, the ministry underscored the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Gaza stressing their support to an immediate ceasefire in the Strip.

“The Republic of Armenia has joined United Nations General Assembly resolutions calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza,” the statement said.

The ministry affirmed Armenia’s pursuit of a peaceful resolution to the Palestinian cause based on a two-state solution.

As a response, the Palestinian Authority has greatly welcomed Armenia’s decision.

“This recognition contributes positively to preserving the two-state solution, which faces systematic challenges, and promotes security, peace, and stability for all parties involved,” the Authority’s presidency said in a statement.

Slovenia, Spain, Ireland and Norway Recognize Palestinian State

Three weeks ago, Slovenia’s government approved a decision to recognize an independent Palestinian state.

Moreover, it raised a Palestinian flag alongside the flags of Slovenia and the EU in front of its building in downtown Ljubljana.

Armenia Officially Recognizes Independent Palestinian State
Slovenia’s Prime Minister Robert Golob at a news conference announcing recognition of the Palestinian State.

On May 28, Spain, Ireland and Norway officially recognized a Palestinian state after Israel’s airstrike on a camp for displaced Palestinians in Rafah that killed at least 45 people and wounded 200 others.

The Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez stated that this recognition is a historic step paving the way to achieve peace and two-state solution.

Armenia Officially Recognizes Independent Palestinian State
Spain Officially Recognizes Palestinian State With East Jerusalem As Capital

Moreover, the Irish Government has raised the Palestinian flag outside Leinster House, Irish Parliament’s headquarters, marking the formal recognition of the State of Palestine.

“I hope it sends the Palestinian people a message of hope that in this, their darkest hour, Ireland stands with them,” said the Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris.

Armenia Officially Recognizes Independent Palestinian State
Palestinian flag flies outside Irish Parliament marking the formal recognition of Palestinian State.

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