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PLO Executive Committee Sec Gen welcomes Armenia`s recognition of  Palestine

PLO Executive Committee Sec Gen welcomes Armenia`s recognition of  Palestine

ArmInfo. Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Secretary Hussein AlSheikh  welcomed Armenia's recognition of Palestine.

" We welcome the recognition of the State of Palestine by the state  of Armenia in accordance with international law and international  legitimacy. This is a victory for right, justice, legitimacy and the  struggle of our Palestinian people for liberation and independence.  Thank you our friend Armenia," Hussein AlSheikh wrote on his Twitter  microblog (X).

On June 21, Armenia recognized the State of Palestine. Official  Yerevan emphasized that the catastrophic humanitarian situation in  Gaza and the ongoing military conflict are among the primary issues  on the international political agenda that require settlement. The  Republic of Armenia categorically rejects the targeting of civilian  infrastructure, violence against the civilian population and the  hostage-taking of civilians during armed conflict, joining the  international community's demands for their unconditional release.

" The Republic of Armenia has joined the resolutions of the UN  General Assembly calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.  Furthermore, the Republic of Armenia is genuinely committed to  establishing peace and stability in the Middle East and lasting  reconciliation between the Jewish and Palestinian peoples. On various  international platforms, our position has consistently been in favour  of a peaceful and comprehensive settlement of the Palestinian issue,  and we support the "two-state" solution to the Israeli-Palestinian  conflict. We are convinced that this is the only way to ensure that  both Palestinians and Israelis can fulfil their legitimate  aspirations.  Based on the foregoing 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 Armenian Foreign Ministry said in a  statement today. 

Against the backdrop of Armenia's statement, Israel summoned the  Armenian ambassador to the country's Foreign Ministry.

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