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Argentine lawmakers UK visit “very positive”; all bilateral agenda issues, and Falklands were addressed

Monday, February 6th 2017 - 08:08 UTC
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“The result was very positive. We confirmed at different levels the strong interest in Argentina and in mechanisms to deepen the bilateral relation”, said Pinedo “The result was very positive. We confirmed at different levels the strong interest in Argentina and in mechanisms to deepen the bilateral relation”, said Pinedo
The Argentine lawmakers brought up the issue of the historic position of Argentina regarding the Malvinas question  The Argentine lawmakers brought up the issue of the historic position of Argentina regarding the Malvinas question

The speaker of the Argentine Senate, Federico Pinedo, described the multi-party lawmakers delegation visit to the UK as “very positive” since issues of the bilateral agenda were addressed, including Argentina's historic claim over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty.

 “The result was very positive. In moments of deep changes in the world, we confirmed at different levels the strong interest in Argentina and in mechanisms to deepen the bilateral relation”, underlined the Senator Pinedo, who added that the task of Argentine lawmakers is from Congress “to help with the international insertion of the country”.

The Argentine multi-party group spent six days this week in London and Scotland, as guests of the Inter Parliamentary Union, UK chapter, with the purpose of promoting links between the legislatives of the two countries.

Pinedo insisted that the visit was a step further in confidence building and in addressing issues of the bilateral agenda with UK. It was also pointed out that the Argentine lawmakers also brought up the issue of the historic position of Argentina regarding the Malvinas question, following on what indicates the country's constitution.

Argentine and UK lawmakers underlined the advances in the Red Cross involvement in the issue of identifying the Argentine unknown soldiers buried at the Darwin cemetery, “which will brign peace of heart to their families”. In effect this week a two member delegation from the Red Cross is in the Falklands looking into the logistics of the full forensic operation scheduled to begin probably next July.

A further step in the bilateral confidence building and relations improvement process will take place next month when British deputy minister for International Trade will be visiting Argentine.

The delegation headed by Pinedo also included Senators Carmen Lucila Crexell and Rodolfo Julio Urtubey, together with Lower House members, Eduardo Amadeo, Alejandro Grandinetti and Margarita Stolbizer (GEN). The visiting lawmakers were also supported by Argentine ambassador in London, Sersale di Cerisano, and UK ambassador in Buenos Aires, Mark Kent.

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  • Capt Rockhopper

    @Hepatia they have been saying that since the 14th April 1982. Something you never had can not be returned.

    Feb 07th, 2017 - 10:16 am +5
  • Jack Bauer

    @Hippy
    At least once , every 2 or 3 years, update your projection of 25 years.....or, are you saying “in 25 years” because you know it will always be 25 years from the day you say it, and that it will never happen ?

    Feb 07th, 2017 - 05:19 pm +5
  • Islander1

    Slight correction to their fantasy- They no doubt raised their fantasy claim with British Ministers - who replied - no comment as that is a matter we do not discuss without members of the Islands Govt present and in agreement.

    Feb 06th, 2017 - 11:01 am +3
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