Chile ratifies support for Argentine Malvinas; meets regional solidarity group
Foreign minister Alfredo Moreno ratified Chilean support for Argentina’s sovereignty claim over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands during a meeting with a delegation from Andean countries belonging to the “Solidarity Group with Malvinas”.
“The rights of Argentina in the Malvinas sovereignty dispute with the UK are legitimate” said Moreno at the meeting with representatives from Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Chile.
The delegation arrived on Tuesday at the ministry from the Diego Portales University where they participated in a Malvinas discussions panel among the solidarity groups from the region that also elaborated a document with the conclusions of the debate.
Minister Moreno congratulated the Andean representatives for their initiative on the issue and recalled that Chile was the co-sponsor of this year’s draft resolution on the Falklands/Malvinas issue at the UN Decolonization Committee or C24.
A copy of the conclusions from the panel discussions by the Malvinas supporters was handed to Minister Moreno.
The Chilean representative in the “Solidarity Group with Malvinas”, former Foreign minister Juan Gabriel Valdés said that “Malvinas is not a bilateral issue with the UK, but a cause of Latinamerican interest”.
The group during their interview with Foreign minister Moreno was accompanied by the Argentine ambassador in Chile, Ginés González García.