Stories for June 2003
This Monday elected Falkland Islands Councillors Mike Summers and John Birmingham addressed the United Nations annual meeting of the Decolonization Committee, also known as C 24.
Reclaiming full sovereignty over the Malvinas/Falklands is a non waivable objective of the Argentine people and a continuous State policy for the new government, emphasized Argentine Foreign Affairs Secretary Rafael Bielsa before the United Nations Decolonization Committee unveiling President Nestor Kirchner policy regarding the South Atlantic dispute with the United Kingdom.
Argentina will reiterate this Monday before the United Nations its request for discussions with the United Kingdom leading to a peaceful and negotiated solution to the sovereignty dispute over the Falkland Islands.
Titulares: Falklands desea éxito a Argentina con su economía; Sin cambios en conexión vital; Herido rescatado; Claudette condecorada con MBE por la Reina; GF vs FIG.
The work of the Falklands Government Representative in London, Sukey Cameron, has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. She has been awarded an MBE - a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, for, as the citation says, public service to the Falkland Islands.
The head of the International Monetary Fund will visit Argentina to get acquainted with its new president later this month as a prelude to negotiations over new loans.
IMF Managing Director Horst Koehler will be in Buenos Aires on June 23-24 for meetings with newly installed Argentine President Nestor Kirchner.
Headlines: Falklands wishes Argentina well in restoring economy; Vital link continues; Injured man rescued; GF v FIG; Claudette receives MBE from the Queen.
Argentine and Brazilian presidents Nestor Kirchner and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced this Wednesday in Brasilia the creation of a Mercosur Parliament and the expansion of regional integration to include the Andean countries, particularly Peru.
Two rival expeditions are planning to launch a search for the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship, the Endurance, which was trapped by the ice and sank somewhere in the Weddell Sea during the explorer's abortive 1914 attempt to be the first to cross Antarctica.
The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has come in for criticism for failing to follow Margaret Thatcher's example after the Falklands War agree by his refusal to set up an independent committee to inquire into his government's conduct of the war against Iraq.