Argentina received strong support on Thursday at the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonisation (C24), which met in New York to discuss the Malvinas Question, according to a release from the Argentine embassy in London.
The C24 is the UN body that deals with the still pending colonial situations, including the dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands.
The Argentine embassy points out that the C24 adopted by consensus yet another resolution, reiterating “that the way to put an end to the special and particular colonial situation in the question of the Malvinas Islands is the peaceful and negotiated settlement of the dispute over sovereignty” between the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom.
The resolution, sponsored by Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela, “regrets that, in spite of the widespread international support for a negotiation between the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom that includes all aspects of the future of the Malvinas Islands, the implementation of the General Assembly resolutions on this question has not yet started”.
Foreign Minister Hector Timerman headed the Argentine delegation to the meeting in New York, which also included the Secretary for Malvinas Affairs Daniel Filmus, Governor of the Province of Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur, Fabiana Ríos and members of the National Congress representing the main political parties.
If we give dialogue a chance, then we will have taken a huge step towards resolving this dispute, stated the Argentine Foreign Minister.
Finally the release from the Argentine embassy states that the Argentine Government once again reaffirms its firm commitment to dialogue and urges the UK Government to comply with the 42 UN resolutions calling upon the two Parties to resume negotiations in order to resolve by peaceful means the dispute over the sovereignty of the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, and the surrounding maritime areas.