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Falklands/UK RAF air bridge called at Brazilian airports, claims Argentina

Thursday, March 2nd 2017 - 07:17 UTC
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According to Malvinas Desk archives during 2015, there were 12 similar flights by the RAF calling in Brazil and which were detected by the Argentine Air Force.  According to Malvinas Desk archives during 2015, there were 12 similar flights by the RAF calling in Brazil and which were detected by the Argentine Air Force.

At least six Royal Air Force flights linking UK with Falklands' MPA, during 2016, called at Brazilian airports, claimed the Argentine foreign ministry Malvinas Desk based on information supplied by the country's Air Traffic Control office.

 According to a Wednesday release from the Foreign ministry, the Argentine embassy in Brasilia was instructed to contact their Brazilian peers to express their concern regarding such a situation.

The release also mentions the fact that there is a Brazilian commitment not to allow its airports or ports to receive British military aircraft or vessels posted in the disputed South Atlantic archipelago in concordance with Mercosur and Unasur positions.

“The Brazilian foreign ministry reaffirmed its support for Argentina's position in the Malvinas question, but also admitted not having knowledge of such flights, and promised to make the pertinent consultations with the Defense ministry”.

Likewise similar contacts were made with the Brazilian embassy in Buenos Aires which replied in similar terms to Brasilia, pointing out it must have been because of humanitarian issues or emergencies as a result of technical problems.

According to Malvinas Desk archives during 2015, there were 12 similar flights by the RAF calling in Brazil and which were detected by the Argentine Air Force. At the time Ambassador Daniel Filmus made similar contacts with the Brazilian embassy in Buenos Aires, and so did the Argentine representation in Brasilia.

However “in both cases replies were similar to those during January 2017”, concludes the release.

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  • mollymauk

    Convention of settlement Article 7
    “VII. Under this Convention perfect friendship between Her Britannic Majesty's Government and the Government of the Confederation, is restored to its former state of good understanding and cordiality.”
    After this, restatements of the claim in the Annual message to Congress ceased.

    1866 - Vice-President Marcos Paz opens Argentina's Congress and refers to an old dispute with some British citizens;
    “The British Government has accepted the President of the Republic of Chile as arbitrator in the reclamation pending with the Argentine Republic, for damages suffered by English subjects in 1845.
    This question, WHICH IS THE ONLY ONE BETWEEN US AND THE BRITISH NATION, has not yet been settled.”

    1869 - President Sarmiento's message to Congress;
    “Nothing is claimed from us by other nations; WE HAVE NOTHING TO ASK OF THEM, except that they will persevere in manifesting their sympathies, with which both Governments and peoples have honored the Republic, both for its progress and its spirit of fairness.”

    Mar 03rd, 2017 - 12:13 am +5
  • Capt Rockhopper

    Ah the Argentine trying to interfere in the dealings of their neighbours as usual. No doubt the Brazilian authorities gave the notice the due attention, then threw it in the bin.

    Mar 02nd, 2017 - 09:23 am +3
  • Roger Lorton

    6 flights in the last 12 months? Surprised they noticed. Still, just goes to prove that once all the rhetoric is over, it's business as usual for Argentina's neighbours.

    Mar 02nd, 2017 - 12:26 pm +3
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