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Argentine congress will be part of the Argentina/UK joint statement discussions

Thursday, September 22nd 2016 - 06:27 UTC
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“I support Macrí's UN speech on Malvinas and also have a great respect for minister Malcorra, but officials must also learn to respect Congress”, said Carrió “I support Macrí's UN speech on Malvinas and also have a great respect for minister Malcorra, but officials must also learn to respect Congress”, said Carrió
Carrió was disappointed that Malcorra visited the foreign affairs committee a few weeks ago, but did not mention a word of the ongoing discussions with the UK Carrió was disappointed that Malcorra visited the foreign affairs committee a few weeks ago, but did not mention a word of the ongoing discussions with the UK
The joint statement on cooperation surfaced when the visit to Buenos Aires of Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan The joint statement on cooperation surfaced when the visit to Buenos Aires of Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan
Deputy minister Foradori has been summoned to the committee since he signed with Alan Duncan the joint statement that has triggered controversy Deputy minister Foradori has been summoned to the committee since he signed with Alan Duncan the joint statement that has triggered controversy

The chair of Argentina's Lower House Foreign Affairs Committee Elisa Carrió has supported president Mauricio Macri's “nonnegotiable” stance on the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty dispute and attributed the Argentina/UK joint statement controversy to “minor questions of communication”, nevertheless she summoned deputy foreign minister Carlos Foradori to Congress next Wednesday.

 “I support Macrí's speech on Malvinas at the UN, and I also have a great respect for foreign minister Susana Malcorra, but officials must also learn to respect Congress”, said Carrió leader of Civic Coalition and an ally of Macri in Congress.

Carrió was disappointed with the fact that Malcorra visited the foreign affairs committee a few weeks ago, but did not mention a word of the ongoing discussions with the UK, which surfaced when the visit of Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan and the joint statement on cooperation was made public, including the chapter of the South Atlantic.

“One way or another, officials have to learn to respect Congress” underlined Carrió who nevertheless said it was important ”no (Malvinas) sovereignty negotiations“ are considered, and this is because since 10 December ”we have a true republic, a Congress which debates and if needed we can approve, unanimously, a no yield or transfer on the Malvinas question“,

Deputy minister Foradori has been summoned to the committee since he signed with Alan Duncan the joint statement that has triggered such controversy particularly on the South Atlantic chapter to which must be added Tuesday's brief encounter of president Macri with Prime minister Theresa May, also blown out of all proportion.

”It will not be a meeting to downplay the situation, on the contrary it will be the beginning of discussions on the issue, not the end“ added Carrió. ”This is not the hokey nationalism of the last twelve years, it's pure democratic congressional debate“. .

Lawmakers from the different groupings in the committee thanked Carrió for her quick decision to convene Foradori and if necessary later on, minister Malcorra.

The dominating position in the committee was in support of ”dialogue“ and recognition for Macri's speech before the UN General Assembly stating that Malvinas sovereignty is ”not negotiable”.

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  • golfcronie

    GOV.UK statement 13 September 2016 Section 10 said and I quote “ Both governments agreed that the formula on sovereignty in paragraph 2 of the Joint Statement of 19 October 1989 applies to this Joint Communique and to its consequences.” End quote.
    Section 2 (1) states and I quote ”Nothing in the conduct of content of the present meeting or of any similar subsequent meetings shall be interpreted as: ( a ) A change in the position of the United Kingdom with regard to sovereignty or territorial and maritime jurisdiction over the Falklands, south Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas ”
    What is not to understand?

    Sep 22nd, 2016 - 07:06 am 0
  • James Marshall

    Golf, they get easily over excited and confused. Just the mere mention of the Islands and the blinkers come down. It is the indoctrination showing through, let's call it the 'Light Blue Mist descending', it descends at the slightest mention of the 'Falklands', as it is designed to do so and stops them from functioning with any rationality or common sense.

    ”no (Malvinas) sovereignty negotiations“ yep, at least they understand one thing. So tell us Argentina, when you next go to the C24, will you be asking for the UK to sit and 'dialogue' about the Falklands sovereignty.? You are going to look a little stupid now though and a bit embarrassing for your C24 friends. Will they criticise the UK for not unilaterally negotiating with themselves in the future..

    Sep 22nd, 2016 - 08:52 am 0
  • ChrisR

    Two dumb blondes together I see, they certainly grow big girls in congress.

    Is that to discourage the males or does the fact that most of the males lack balls negate the need?

    Pity the Iranians never bombed that lot instead of a bunch of peaceful Jews.

    Sep 22nd, 2016 - 06:46 pm 0
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