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Macri praises the 'State policy' and all those who contributed to design “the new map of Argentina”

Tuesday, March 29th 2016 - 02:45 UTC
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“It's a project with two decades of studies and preparation, the effort of experts working in different fields and under different governments” “It's a project with two decades of studies and preparation, the effort of experts working in different fields and under different governments”
“Working on this, the country is winning 1.7m sq km, depth meters and UN acknowledgement of a dispute regarding Malvinas Islands sovereignty”. “Working on this, the country is winning 1.7m sq km, depth meters and UN acknowledgement of a dispute regarding Malvinas Islands sovereignty”.
“We are very satisfied and pleased with this favorable reply from the United Nations and most grateful to all those Argentines who worked to achieve it” “We are very satisfied and pleased with this favorable reply from the United Nations and most grateful to all those Argentines who worked to achieve it”

The new map of Argentina, implemented by the UN resolution that extends the country's continental shelf is an example of “State policy”, since it's a claim that has been elaborated in international forums for over twenty years under different governments, underlined president Mauricio Macri, following the official announcement on Tuesday.

 “A few weeks ago a UN convention which addresses countries' sea rights and limits approved unanimously the request from Argentina to extend the outer limit of our continental shelf” the Argentine leader pointed out in his Facebook.

“It's a project with two decades of studies and preparation, the effort of experts working in different fields and under different governments that continued uninterruptedly advancing the claim all along these years, a true example of a 'State policy'”.

Macri mentioned the benefits of such a joint achievement tasked for over two decades. “Working on this decision the country is winning 1.7m sq km, depth meters and the UN acknowledgement of the existence of a dispute regarding Malvinas Islands sovereignty”.

“We are very satisfied and pleased with this favorable reply from the United Nations and most grateful to all those Argentines who worked to achieve it. This extension of the limits of our continental shelf will enable us to defend the resources of our sea, which belongs to all of us and to each Argentine”, concluded Macri.

The Argentine president with insufficient members in Congress is forced to forge standing and occasional alliances to have legislation approved, so it should not come as a surprise his insistence on 'State policy' and the standing effort over twenty years under different governments, to achieve the extension of the outer limit of the country's continental shelf.

Macri most probably would like to see some members of the Kirchner governments, maybe even Cristina Fernandez, face charges in court, but he needs to appeal, and reward, dissidents so he can manage the necessary majorities to have legislation passed as is the case with efforts to end the litigation with holdout funds.

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  • Roger Lorton

    No UN resolution
    UN Press release 28 March =

    At the plenary level, the Commission adopted, without a vote, two sets of recommendations, namely the recommendations in respect to the submission made by Argentina, and the recommendations in respect to the submission made by Iceland in respect of the Ægir Basin area and in the western and southern parts of Reykjanes Ridge. With regard to the recommendations in respect of the submission made by Argentina, it is recalled that, previously, the Commission had already decided that it was not in a position to consider and qualify those parts of the submission that were subject to dispute and those parts that were related to the continental shelf appurtenant to Antarctica (see CLCS/64, paras. 76 and 77 and CLCS/76 para. 57)

    Mar 29th, 2016 - 03:44 am 0
  • Stevie

    Videla died sitting on the WC...

    :)

    Mar 29th, 2016 - 07:13 am 0
  • Livepeanuts

    This is a “Test Case”, and Argentina was the first in extending her territorial waters to 350 miles of Continental Shelf, and in this respect well done and congratulations.
    What is so naughty and wrong is to push the indoctrination button in the minds of the Argentines by publishing a map hinting that the Commission in any way ruled, granted or even favoured Argentina's claim to the Falklands, Falklands territorial waters, or those of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands..
    The worst transgression of all the Argentine propaganda with their out of place map is to claim that it gives them territorial waters in Antarctica! No nation can claim sovereignty there and Argentina knows this perfectly well as a signatory of the Antarctic Treaty .. Article IV..
    So here we have a typical case of Argentina's Government pressing the indoctrination button again compelling all the Argentines go jumping around waving flags.. but was it deliberate .. perhaps to bury bad news.. if so a first for Macri?

    Mar 29th, 2016 - 10:04 am 0
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