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Caribbean Community recognizes Falklands’ right to self determination

Monday, January 23rd 2012 - 18:27 UTC
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Foreign Secretary William Hague addressing the forum in Grenada Foreign Secretary William Hague addressing the forum in Grenada

Ministers attending the Seventh Ministerial United Kingdom-Caribbean Forum have agreed an Action Plan, which recognises the right of self determination for the Falkland Islanders.

The meeting, held in Grenada, was held under the theme “Prosperity Towards Sustainable Growth” and was attended by the UK Government and members of the Caribbean Community organization (CARICOM).

Numerous Caribbean Heads of Government and Ministers attended the meeting, with the UK represented by the Foreign Secretary William Hague and Overseas Territories Minister Jeremy Browne as well as Home Office Minister James Brokenshire and Minister of State for International Development Alan Duncan.

The forum agreed an Action Plan containing agreements on a range of issues from climate change to sustainable development.

Of great significance to the Falkland Islands, the Forum agreed: “To support the principle and the right to self determination for all peoples, including the Falkland Islanders, recognising the historical importance of self-determination in the political development of the Caribbean, and its core status as an internationally agreed principle under the United Nations Charter”

Member of the Legislative Assembly Jan Cheek said: “We are delighted to have our rights recognized by our friends in the Caribbean. We have much in common with island states all around the world, and we have long maintained our right as a people to determine the future of our home and country. This basic right is what the Argentine Government is trying to deny us.”

The Action Plan endorses the position of the Falkland Islands people, who have chosen to retain their status as a British Overseas Territory. The Argentine Government claim sovereignty of the Falkland Islands, and have adopted a policy of isolating the Falkland Islands from South America.

 

Categories: Politics, Falkland Islands.

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  • Marcos Alejandro

    “Numerous Caribbean Heads of Government and Ministers attended the meeting”
    Who? Barbados boy Tim Thorogood?

    BBC
    “Latin American and Caribbean leaders have backed Argentina's claim over the Falklands”

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8529605.stm

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 06:46 pm 0
  • JPL

    Are included in this statement the islanders from the Chagos Islands? Too bad they did not make a joint statement with the people in that area of ​​Diego Garcia (Oh no, not again touch the subject Chagos stinging!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFYyA1WIWnY&list=UUyJHGX4E6EOjZE9qY2r71CA&index=1&feature=plcp

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 06:54 pm 0
  • so_far

    “..Member of the Legislative Assembly Jan Cheek said: “We are delighted to have our rights recognized by our friends in the Caribbean. We have much in common with island states all around the world. ”

    This is a joke ???? of course you have a lot in common...

    Those places or belong to British Commonwealth community...or are a COLONY....EXACTLY as Malvinas.

    C´mon guys....be serious, the world laugh at you, is childish argument Mr Hague.

    CARICOM Caribeean Members:

    Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belice, Dominica, Granada, Guyana, Haití, Jamaica, Montserrat, Sant Kitts and Nevis, Santa Lucía, San Vicente & Granadinas, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago.

    BRITISH COMMONWEALTH Members :

    Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belice, Dominica, Granada, Guyana, Jamaica, Sant Kitts and Nevis, Santa Lucía, San Vicente & Granadinas, Trinidad & Tobago.

    Plus

    Australia, Bangladesh, Botswana, Brunei, Camerún, Canada, Chipre, Gabia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malasia, Maldivas, Malta, Mauritius( Mauricio), Mozambique, Namibia, Nueva Zelandia, Nigeria, Papua Nueva Guinea, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leona, Singapur, Islas Solomon, Sudafrica, Sri Lanka, Suazilandia, Tonga, Tvalu, Uganda, Reino Unido, Tanzania, Vanuatu and Zambia

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 07:00 pm 0
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