The Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned Armenian ambassador Arman Akopian to convey Jerusalem's negative reaction to Yerevan's decision to recognize the state of Palestine.

On June 21, the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement recognizing the State of Palestine.

The USSR recognized the State of Palestine in 1988. Following the dissolution of the USSR, most former Soviet states announced their recognition of Arab Palestine. For example, Azerbaijan recognized Palestine in 1992. However, Yerevan refrained from recognizing Palestine for many years, likely considering the interests of the Armenian community in Israel and resisting pressure from Turkey.