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Argentina insists the “Malvinas issue” will be discussed at the Americas summit

Thursday, April 12th 2012 - 01:30 UTC
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“If Cristina wishes to take the discussion to the presidential meeting, it will be considered” “If Cristina wishes to take the discussion to the presidential meeting, it will be considered”

Argentina’s sovereignty claim over the Falklands/Malvinas will be addressed during the Sixth Summit of the Americas this weekend in Colombia, where 33 heads of state and government are scheduled to meet, said Colombian Foreign Affairs minister Maria Angela Holguin.

The Colombian official mentioned that the issue has been discussed by the different technical teams and on Thursday will be addressed by Foreign Affairs ministers, when details of the Saturday and Sunday summit will be completed.

“The Malvinas issue is going to be considered. It’s an issue that has been addressed at technical level and most probably the Foreign Affairs ministers will discuss it on Thursday, and if President Cristina Fernandez wishes to take it to the presidential summit, well it will also be considered”, said the Colombian official.

Argentina has made it official policy “to take the Malvinas issue to all international forums and on this occasion it won’t be absent from Cartagena de Indias discussions, particularly on the 30th anniversary of the war”, anticipated Argentine diplomatic sources.

On Tuesday Ms Holguin said that the Malvinas issue will not be included in the Summit’s final declaration, but this will not impede discussions on the issue.

“There is a lack of consensus on the Malvinas issue”, admitted Minister Holguin who added that the summit’s declaration most probably will not have a single reference to controversial issues such as de-penalizing drugs consumption, Cuba or Malvinas.

More specifically on the Falklands/Malvinas issue, Holguin said it was “a bilateral issue” between Argentina and the UK.
 

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  • Searinox

    there is consensus in latinamerica about the malvinas issue, USA is “neutral” and Canada didnt say anything about it...but having canada to Isabel II as head of state we'll see what they have to say

    Apr 12th, 2012 - 02:17 am 0
  • Britninja

    Yawn. Keep grasping at that solitary straw, Turkeyneck. You can almost hear the weary tone as the Colombian official says: “...if President Cristina Fernandez wishes to take it to the presidential summit, well it will also be considered...”

    Apr 12th, 2012 - 02:23 am 0
  • Chicureo

    President Cristina Fernandez: Sigh for Them, Argentina
    ¡Qué sorpresa! This news comes as no surprise to me: I thought the topic was a tiresome subject for the summit anyway. Cristina’s rise from obscurity to become first the powerful wife of Argentina's president, Nestor Kirchner to the present, she needs plenty of exposure. Like her husband, she’s a populist paradox, part demagogue, part fame-seeker, and part humanitarian. In fact, she and Nestor have actually done some genuine good, regrettably mingled with mismanagement, corruption, and tyranny. Let’s watch the drama and see what happens in Cartagena.

    Apr 12th, 2012 - 02:29 am 0
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