US diplomacy reiterates Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty is a bilateral issue
The US Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta Jacobson, ratified the Obama administration’s standing on the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty issue, which urges Argentina and the United Kingdom to find a diplomatic exit to the matter.
“Our position remains the same. This is a problem between two of our partners. We do not want to change our position. We prefer that both countries negotiate a diplomatic solution in that matter,” she said in an interview she gave in Peru, previous to her arrival to Argentina.
The US State Department official was expected to arrive in Buenos Aires on Wednesday afternoon and is scheduled to meet with Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and business leaders.
Speaking to the Peruvian press, Jacobson stressed the importance of their relationship with Latin America in matters such as trade, the fight against drug trafficking and climate change policies.
“We are working together in economic and trade issues, All over the world trade in our hemisphere is growing, and I’d say the US more than ever is interested in close relations with Latin America, we’re preparing for the Americas’ summit and that is part of the US foreign policy”, said Jacobson to the Peruvian media.
Ms Jacobson arrived in Lima on Sunday and has met with the top officials from President Ollanta Humala’s administration.