Armenia Recognizes Palestinian Statehood, Following Spain, Ireland, and Norway

The Armenian foreign ministry announced on Friday that Armenia has officially recognized a Palestinian state, becoming the latest country to do so despite opposition.

A ministry statement declared that Armenia supports a United Nations resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Israel’s conflict with Hamas in Gaza and advocates for a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

A spokesperson for the Israeli foreign ministry stated that the Armenian ambassador was summoned for a “serious reprimand” following Armenia’s recognition of a Palestinian state.

The Palestinian Authority, which exercises limited self-rule in the West Bank under Israeli control, 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.

Spain, Ireland, and Norway are among Western countries to officially recognize a Palestinian state, leading Israel to recall its ambassadors from Dublin and Oslo last month.