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Palestinian Presidency commends Armenia`s decision to officially  recognize State pf Palestine 

Palestinian Presidency commends Armenia`s decision to officially  recognize State pf Palestine 

ArmInfo.The Palestinian Presidency has commended the Republic of Armenia's decision to  officially recognize the State of Palestine as an independent and sovereign nation WAFA reports. 

In a press statement, the Presidency expressed deep appreciation for  "this courageous and significant decision," viewing it as a "pivotal  step towards enhancing bilateral relations and fostering peace and  stability in the region."

The Presidency thanked Armenia for its "bold and wise move, which  underscores the strong bonds of friendship between the two nations."  It also commended the commitment of the government and people of  Armenia to supporting the Palestinian people and their legitimate  rights to their land and to self- determination.

"Armenia's wise decision aligns with the principles of the two-state  solution, a strategic choice that upholds international will and  legitimacy. This recognition contributes positively to preserving the  two-state solution, which faces systematic challenges, and promotes  security, peace, and stability for all parties involved," said the  Presidency.

The Palestinian leadership urged other nations, particularly European  countries that have yet to recognize the State of Palestine, to  follow suit based on international legitimacy resolutions based on  the 1967 borders, which include Gaza, the West Bank, and East  Jerusalem.

The Presidency called on these nations to emulate the recent  recognitions by Spain, Ireland, Norway, Slovenia, and Armenia, which  have chosen to support the path towards peace, stability, and the  reinforcement of international law.

The Palestinian leadership extended its gratitude to all the friendly  countries and peoples who have contributed to reaching this  milestone.  

On June 21, 2024, Armenia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued the  following statement: 

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 fulfill 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.

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