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Mercosur summit rejects Falklands’ self-determination referendum

Saturday, December 8th 2012 - 03:54 UTC
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Whatever the result the essence of the Malvinas question remains, said Mercosur leaders Whatever the result the essence of the Malvinas question remains, said Mercosur leaders

Presidents from Mercosur full and associate members meeting in Brasilia rejected the coming Malvinas Islands self determination referendum and anticipated that whatever the result of the ballot “it will not alter at all the essence of the Malvinas question”.

In a statement approved on the side of the traditional declaration at the end of each Mercosur summit, the heads of state underlined that the UN General Assembly in 1985 rejected the incorporation of the self determination principle for the resolution of the Malvinas sovereignty dispute.

The presidents of Mercosur reiterate their strong support for the legitimate rights of Argentina in the sovereignty dispute with the UK over the Malvinas Islands and ratify their permanent regional interest for Great Britain to return to negotiations so that a peaceful and definitive solution is found, adds the statement.

Finally they emphasize that whatever the outcome of the so called referendum the essence of the Malvinas question is not at all altered and by no means is an end to the sovereignty dispute.

The Falklands’ elected government, making use of the peoples’ right to self determination has decided to hold a referendum on the Islands political status next March with the purpose of showing the world where they stand and what they want for their future.
 

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  • slattzzz

    we will see in March won't we when the UN finally tells Rgenweener to shut the F up

    Dec 08th, 2012 - 04:53 am 0
  • Lord Ton

    Where is this supposed rejection in 1985? The UN GA Resolution of that year makes no mention???

    UN Resolution 40/21 (1985)

    ” The General Assembly,
    Having considered the question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) and having received the report of the Secretary-General,

    Aware of the interest of the international community in the peaceful and definitive settlement by the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of all their differences, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations,

    Taking note of the interest repeatedly expressed by both parties in normalising their relations,

    Convinced that such purpose would be facilitated by a global negotiation between both Governments that will allow them to rebuild mutual confidence on a solid basis and to resolve the pending problems, including all aspects on the future of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas),

    1. Requests the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to initiate negotiations with a view to finding the means to resolve peacefully and definitively the problems pending between both countries, including all aspects on the future of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas), in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations;

    2. Requests the Secretary-General to continue his renewed mission of good offices in order to assist the parties in complying with the request made in paragraph 1 above, and to take the necessary measures to that end:

    3. Requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly at its forty-first session a report on the progress made in the implementation of the present resolution;

    4. Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-first session the item entitled ”Question of the Falkland Islands
    (Malvinas).”

    And what about the GA Resolutions of 1986, 87, and 88 ???

    Of course we all know its 2012 - but not Argentina apparently :-)

    Dec 08th, 2012 - 05:48 am 0
  • slattzzz

    @2 Where is this supposed rejection in 1985? The UN GA Resolution of that year makes no mention???
    There wasn't one they are making it up AGAIN !!!!!

    Dec 08th, 2012 - 05:56 am 0
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