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Unasur supports Argentine Malvinas and call on UK to resume negotiations

Sunday, March 18th 2012 - 19:48 UTC
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Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro: “there can be no colonial enclave in South America    Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro: “there can be no colonial enclave in South America

Foreign ministers from the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) reaffirmed their support for Argentina over the Malvinas Islands sovereignty dispute at the annual meeting held in Asunción, Paraguay.

Closing with two final statements, one in particular over the sovereignty of the Malvinas islands, the bloc insisted the UK government renew negotiation talks with Argentina. The summit for foreign ministers was being held at the same time as the meeting for UNASUR economic ministers in Montevideo.

The ministers regretted the fact that the “de-colonialist mandate” put forward by the United Nations in successive resolutions since 1965 had still not been met and that “the British military still had control over the Islands”

In addition, the foreign ministers praised Argentina’s “standing constructive attitude” to negotiate “a peaceful and definitive solution” to this “anachronistic and colonial situation taking place on American soil.” Thus, a plea to the United Kingdom to “resume negotiations with the objective of putting an end to the dispute as soon as possible,” was made over the South Atlantic islands.

The meeting also reiterated its request that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon “renew his efforts in abidance with the good offices mission that was entrusted to him by the assembly”.

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro insisted that “de-colonization” in South America must be addressed with the strongest of efforts.

“There can not be a single colonial enclave in South America and the Malvinas cause is one of the fairest left in this XXI century. Decolonizing Malvinas in going to be a great achievement for the independence, peace and stability of our region”, underlined Maduro.

The Union of South American Nations, created in 2008, is made up of 12 countries in the region, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Chile, Guyana, Paraguay, Perú, Surinam, Venezuela, Ecuador and Uruguay. The foreign ministers of Ecuador and Uruguay, however, did not attend the summit in Asunción and were represented by other diplomats.

Uruguay’s Foreign minister Luis Almagro remained in Montevideo because Uruguay is hosting the annual Inter American Development Bank annual assembly.
 

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  • Marcos Alejandro

    In addition, the foreign ministers praised Argentina’s “standing constructive attitude” to negotiate “a peaceful and definitive solution” to this “anachronistic and colonial situation taking place on American soil.”
    Amen

    Mar 18th, 2012 - 07:58 pm 0
  • Be serious

    Marcos don't repeat crap. Argentina has no intention of negotiating - its intentions are wholly confrontational and aggressive and will lead to violence. If we win easy it will be contained in and around the Falkland islands. If we win hard it will be extended to Argentina itself. Either way we will win.
    As for “anachronistic colonial situation” its actually a “self determination situation” cos the Islanders despise your respective cuntries nearly as much as we do.

    Mar 18th, 2012 - 08:23 pm 0
  • PirateLove

    I understand their reasons for supporting Argentina at the end of the day UNASUR have nothing to gain by siding with the UK but everything to lose if they do, truth be known they are scared witless to oppose Argentina or any other, Its no secret Argentina has history of punishing countrys that dare show insolence, example Uruguay had power cutoff from paraguay by CFK personally because someone dared to ask why she had arrived late to a meeting of regional countrys.
    but when it all boils down UNASUR are biased and have no bearing on the Falklands.

    Mar 18th, 2012 - 08:33 pm 0
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