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“Right and proper” Islanders are involved in meetings that concern the Falklands

Monday, February 4th 2013 - 05:23 UTC
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Hague’s offer for a meeting with Timerman still stands, says Foreign Office Hague’s offer for a meeting with Timerman still stands, says Foreign Office

The Foreign Office has reiterated its concern about the Argentine’s government behaviour towards the Falkland Islanders and considers it ‘right and proper’ that they should be involved in the part of those meetings with Argentina that concern the Islands.

In a brief statement on the eve of Argentine Foreign minister Hector Timerman trip to London for a week of activities related to Argentina’s sovereignty claim over the Malvinas, a Foreign Office spokesperson said that despite Minsister Timerman rejection of a meeting with the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, and representatives of the Falkland Islands Government, the offer of a meeting ‘on these terms’ still stands.

“We note that Mr. Timerman has publicly rejected the Foreign Secretary’s offer of a meeting whilst he is in the UK. We have always said that we are open to discuss a wide range of issues that affect our two countries, including our respective interests as members of the United Nations Security Council”.

However, “it is clear from Mr Timerman plans in the UK that the Falkland Islands are already on his agenda. We remain concerned about the Argentine government’s behavior towards the Falkland Islanders, so it is right and proper that they are involved in the part of the meeting that concerns the Islands. We have made that clear to the Argentine Government in recent exchanges, and the Foreign Secretary’s offer of a meeting on these terms still stands”, concludes the brief statement.

 

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  • Gordo1

    Polite and correct - well done, Mr Hague!

    If Timerman continues to reject a meeting then “on his head be it”! Dreadful lack of respect!

    Feb 04th, 2013 - 07:46 am 0
  • Shed-time

    Well, it is simply rude that the man demands discussions on the islands and when offered discussions he simply rejects them based upon some curious requirements he has. The UN called for talks, he rejected them.

    The matter is now closed, and the man is simply rude and uncouth.

    Feb 04th, 2013 - 08:09 am 0
  • reality check

    Well he is pretty well buggered for the next time he goes to the UN and harps on about this again. What's he going to call for, the UK enters into talks? Duh!
    mans a plonker!

    Feb 04th, 2013 - 08:51 am 0
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