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Cameron open to talk about “Malvinas question” with Macri, says Malcorra

Sunday, April 3rd 2016 - 06:43 UTC
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British PM David Cameron told Argentine president Mauricio Macri that the “Malvinas question will be included” as part of the bilateral talks with Argentina, according to Argentine foreign secretary Susana Malcorra. Apparently before Macri returned to Argentina Friday night from the nuclear security summit in Washington, he held a 'brief encounter' on request from PM Cameron.

 “The Prime minister again said that he was totally open to advance in an ample bilateral association and believed that this was a very special moment for Argentina, and the UK historically has been a partner of Argentina and wanted to support the country in all that which is considered opportune and necessary”, according to Ms Malcorra.

The minister added that as had happened in the Davos Economic Forum when the two leaders first met, “Macri told Cameron that discussions must include the Malvinas question”.

Malcorra also insisted that the recent announcement by the UN special commission extending the Argentine continental platform “is again evidence that there is a dispute over the Malvinas Islands”.

“The Commission of Limits of the Continental Platform from the UN has clearly established that it will not rule on the Malvinas question since it was under dispute. But what is important is that once again it expressed there's a dispute over the Malvinas Islands that looking at it from an International Law point of view, is essential for us because it again reaffirms that Malvinas and the rest of the Islands are disputed territory”, explained Ms Malcorra.

Finally she said that the “Malvinas issue continues on its parallel course as it has regrettably for too long, but reinforced by the fact there is another element which indicates that it is an issue under litigation” which the UK refuses to acknowledge.

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  • Roger Lorton

    Talk about what? The matter is settled

    Apr 03rd, 2016 - 06:52 am 0
  • LEPRecon

    Well given that this woman has lied recently over what the UN actually said I think we can all doubt her veracity now.

    David Cameron cannot 'discuss' sovereignty of the Falkland Islands UNLESS the people of the Falkland Islands say he can.

    However, there may be room for discussion on the sharing of natural resources etc..., something similar to the agreements that existed in the 90's before the Kirchner's tore them up in a fit of pique.

    But no, Susan, no talks on sovereignty. Not now, not ever, unless the Falkland Islanders agree to it.

    Apr 03rd, 2016 - 07:02 am 0
  • El Diego

    Told you so.

    Apr 03rd, 2016 - 07:40 am 0
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