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Argentine embassy underlines strong C24 support for the Malvinas question

Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 03:41 UTC
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Timerman and Secretary for Malvinas Affairs Daniel Filmus headed the Argentine delegation to New York Timerman and Secretary for Malvinas Affairs Daniel Filmus headed the Argentine delegation to New York

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”.

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  • Anglotino

    Honestly who gives a fark?

    More talk.

    Argentina. It's is 2014. Move on.

    For the love of God. Move on. 200 years ago is just that. 200 hundred farking years.

    You can talk and issue press releases for another 200 years and it won't change the facts on the ground.

    Jun 28th, 2014 - 04:02 am 0
  • HansNiesund

    The Falklands “dispute” isn't amenable to rational solution because it isn't rational to begin with. The spectacle of Argentina arguing to a decolonization committee that some principle of colonial inheritance entitles it to colonise the Falklands regardless of the wishes of the inhabitants is just further proof of that. As is the hilarious spectacle of a procession of Spanish speakers queuing up to claim that implanted populations have no rights, when the only two members of the Committee who actually are former colonies now democratically governed by their indigenous populations support those rights.

    Jun 28th, 2014 - 04:31 am 0
  • puerto argentino

    sorry...!!strong C24 support for the Malvinas question!!!! good on Argentina~~~

    Jun 28th, 2014 - 04:36 am 0
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