Armenia recognizes state of Palestine, calls for peace in Middle East

"The Republic of Armenia affirms its respect for international law and the principles of equality, sovereignty, and peaceful coexistence among peoples, and recognizes the State of Palestine."
The flag of the Republic of Armenia. (Photo: Kurdistan24)
The flag of the Republic of Armenia. (Photo: Kurdistan24)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Friday its recognition of the State of Palestine, emphasizing a commitment to advancing peace in the Middle East and addressing the critical situation in Gaza.

"The Republic of Armenia affirms its respect for international law and the principles of equality, sovereignty, and peaceful coexistence among peoples, and recognizes the State of Palestine," the ministry stated.

The statement underscored Yerevan's sincere desire to achieve lasting peace in the region, highlighting the importance of reaching a truce in the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip.

Hussein al-Sheikh, Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, welcomed Armenia's decision. He wrote on the X platform, “This is a victory for law, justice, legitimacy, and the struggle of our Palestinian people for liberation and independence.”

At the end of May, Spain, Ireland, and Norway also officially recognized the State of Palestine, a move that angered Israeli authorities.