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Falklands: Malcorra confident 'there's a horizon of possibility for dialogue'

Saturday, February 20th 2016 - 10:08 UTC
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Malcorra made the comment when asked about statements from UK Defense minister Michael Fallon during his visit to the Falkland Islands Malcorra made the comment when asked about statements from UK Defense minister Michael Fallon during his visit to the Falkland Islands
At  Davos president Mauricio Macri and UK PM David Cameron, “clearly both leaders agreed to work on those issues of common interest, which are many”. At Davos president Mauricio Macri and UK PM David Cameron, “clearly both leaders agreed to work on those issues of common interest, which are many”.
Caputo's proposal is 'creative' and indicates there are 'other options possible' without falling into confrontation Caputo's proposal is 'creative' and indicates there are 'other options possible' without falling into confrontation

Foreign minister Susana Malcorra said that analyzing the different scenarios in the UK regarding the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty dispute, “there is a horizon of possibility for Argentina to have a dialogue” on the issue.

 Malcorra made the comment when asked about statements from UK Defense minister Michael Fallon during his visit to the Falkland Islands, and his strong questioning of Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn's position, who has proposed negotiations with Argentina over Falklands' sovereignty.

“Here we are observing an internal matter of the UK. There are different perspectives, it's the internal dynamics of the UK of which I prefer not to make comments. But it is showing us there are different opinions, different positions and that gives us a horizon of possibility to have a dialogue”, on Malvinas, pointed out the Argentine minister.

Further on she said that “the maximum expectation belongs to that established by the national constitution, there's no debate on that, but there are possibilities of talking about these issues, and see with time, how we can handle these things”.

“It's obvious that if we want to find options, we must be flexible”, underlined Malcorra.

This week Defense minister Fallon from Stanley said that the greater threat to the Islands was not Argentina, “but Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn”, who has been strongly criticized in the UK for proposing a dialogue over the Falklands' sovereignty with Argentina.

Malcorra also mentioned that at the Davos meeting between president Mauricio Macri and UK PM David Cameron, “clearly both leaders agreed to work on those issues of common interest, which are many”.

“There's an enormous potential with the UK, and both leaders were explicit as to the issue over which there is a great difference, but the common agenda will include all those issues of common interest in such a way that nothing blocks our capacity of having a fluid dialogue”.

Finally Macorra was asked about a recent column from former foreign minister Dante Caputo, 'Malvinas, a dream that can be rescued', which she described as 'creative' and evidence that “other options are possible” to address the issue without the need of confrontation.

Caputo basically said that the Falklands/Malvinas claim should be left aside for 17 years, until (symbolic) 2033, when Argentina can give evidence that it is serious, united, reliable and developed country.

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  • brasherboot

    Dumb blonde.

    Corbyn backs all kind of idiotic terrorist organizations. He also doesn't have a hope in hells chance of affecting anything

    Feb 20th, 2016 - 10:20 am 0
  • Brit Bob

    But the usurpation!?*** And the 40 UN resolutions!!???****

    Oh dear

    https://www.academia.edu/21721198/Falklands_1833_Usurpation_and_UN_Resolutions

    Feb 20th, 2016 - 11:02 am 0
  • Conqueror

    Sra. Malcorra, do you always consult psychotic lunatics when making your foreign policy? Oh, that's right, you do. The Kirchners and kirchenerists are cases in point.

    Here is the future. At some, as yet undetermined, point in time, the Falkland Islands will change its status. They may decide on a Compact of Association with the United Kingdom or they may decide on independence. In either case, Britain will remain committed to the defence of the Islands with our full force. At no point will argieland have any role to play in the change of status.

    You can have a “dialogue” any time. But not about sovereignty. Get that completely out of your head. It's not going to happen.

    Feb 20th, 2016 - 11:27 am 0
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