November 30, 2012 | 09:51
YEREVAN.- Armenia voted in favor of granting Palestine non-member observer state status at the United Nations, spokesperson for Armenian Foreign Ministry Tigran Balayan told Armenian News-NEWS.am.
The General Assembly on Thursday voted to grant Palestine non-member observer State status at the United Nations, while expressing the urgent need for the resumption of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians leading to a permanent two-State solution.
The resolution on the status of Palestine in the UN was adopted by a vote of 138 in favour to nine against with 41 abstentions by the 193-member Assembly, says the statement posted on UN official website.
Among the states voting against are Israel, Canada and the United States.