Armenia voted for Palestine status upgrade, Foreign Ministry says

Armenia voted for Palestine status upgrade, Foreign Ministry says

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia voted for Palestine recognition as a non-member observer state, Foreign Ministry spokesman Tigran Balayan told PanARMENIAN.Net

The UN General Assembly has voted to recognize Palestine as a non-member observer state. The assembly voted 138-9 in favor, with 41 nations abstaining.

The UK abstained from the vote, as did Germany. The Czech Republic, Canada, the Marshall Islands and Panama were among the nations voting with the US and Israel.

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President Serzh Sargsyan said earlier that the Armenian side lost some 800 hectares (around 8 square kilometers) in the course of 4-day.
The parties discussed the situation in the Karabakh conflict zone following the early April's 4-day war and the ways to overcome the consequences.
At the meeting, the parties addressed opportunities to overcome consequences of the 4-day violence in Karabakh in early April.
“There can be no success in negotiations if violence continues, and there can be no peace without a negotiation process,” the statement said.
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