An article dated 17 July 2000 in Lloyd's List Energy Day reports that Desire is leading on offshore Falklands farm-in papers.
Three days of Anglo-Argentine talks over co-operation on oil exploration have ended in London with serious differences over interpretation of the 1995 Agreement negotiated with the previous Menem Government. Both sides left the talks promising to consider how these difficulties may be overcome to allow co-operation to proceed. They will meet again at a date to be fixed.
The first day of the Anglo-Argentine oil talks in London (on July 26) has focused upon scientific and engineering issues involved in offshore exploration in the South West Atlantic.
MV Sigma, Falkland Islands new Fisheries Patrol Vessel under Captain Trevor Betts will be arriving next Tuesday to FIPASS after having left England almost a month ago and spending time in Monte port for minor repairs and bunker.
In the wake of the Belgrano Case at the European Court of Human Rights, journalists have focused attention on the background of two of the Argentine lawyers, detailing their activities in defence of human rights violations by the former Military regime.
The Falkland Islands could become the world's first accredited organic country, partly through prudent farming methods, partly by accident, as was explained to the recent Falklands Economic Forum in London.
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has rejected an Argentine request to investigate the sinking of the cruiser General Belgrano in the 1982 Falklands Conflict with the loss of 323 crew.
While Argentina's claims that British aircraft have violated Argentine airspace have been firmly rejected by the United Kingdom Government, the Argentine protest has caused puzzlement in London.