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Montevideo, October 19th 2017 - 01:49 UTC

Argentina claims at UN its Falklands/Malvinas “legitimate and imprescriptible” sovereignty rights

Thursday, September 21st 2017 - 06:36 UTC
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Ms Michetti addressing the 72nd General Assembly called to seek a peaceful solution to the territorial conflict, “respecting the way of life of the Islanders”. Ms Michetti addressing the 72nd General Assembly called to seek a peaceful solution to the territorial conflict, “respecting the way of life of the Islanders”.
”Argentina is asking the international community to help us with the collaboration request to Iran, to help solve this terrorist (AMIA) attack” ”Argentina is asking the international community to help us with the collaboration request to Iran, to help solve this terrorist (AMIA) attack”
On Venezuela Michetti called for “a reliable and good faith effort, with consensus from all sides, and oriented to achieve the peaceful reestablishment of democracy” On Venezuela Michetti called for “a reliable and good faith effort, with consensus from all sides, and oriented to achieve the peaceful reestablishment of democracy”

Argentine vice-president Gabriela Michetti ratified before the United Nations General Assembly her country's “legitimate and imprescriptible” sovereignty rights over the disputed Falkland/Malvinas Islands and made a new call on the United Kingdom to resume “bilateral negotiations”

 Ms. Michetti addressing the 72nd General Assembly on Wednesday afternoon, in New York, called to seek a peaceful solution to the territorial conflict, “respecting the way of life of the Islanders”.

In this context, Ms Michetti who is replacing president Mauricio Macri in the midst of crucial midterm elections campaigning, pointed out that the current Argentine government is involved in a new climate “in relations between the two countries”, and expressed hopes that “both governments could sit at the negotiations table”.

“We hope this new approach contributes to create the conditions for both governments to be able to sit at a negotiations table with the purpose of solving this prolonged sovereignty controversy, in conformity with General Assembly and Decolonization Committee resolutions”, insisted Ms Michetti underlining the relevance of dialogue.

The Argentine vice-president also targeted on two other issues as the heart of her speech, terrorism and Iran, and Venezuela. She started by condemning all forms of terrorism and reiterated the determination of Argentina to take to court all those involved in financing, planning, preparing or committing terrorist actions, referring specifically to the two attacks in Buenos Aires in 1992 and 1994, against the Israeli embassy and a Jewish community association, AMIA, which killed dozens of civilians.

“Continuing to advance with the investigation into the AMIA attack, this demands that those accused are taken to court and collaborate with the investigation. We don't want another twenty years to elapse without justice. That is why we are asking the international community to help us with the collaboration request to Iran, to help solve this terrorist attack”

Regarding Venezuela, Ms Michetti called for “a reliable and good faith effort, with consensus from all sides and oriented to achieve peacefully the reestablishment of democracy in Venezuela”. Two days ago the Argentine leader shared dinner with Donald Trump, Brazil's Michel Temer, Juan Manuel Santos from Colombia and Panama's Juan Carlos Varela, to address the Venezuelan situation.

Further on the vice president said Argentina is betting on investment to create jobs and to this respect the international scenario is a challenge calling for promoting trade and attracting foreign investment. In this context Mercosur must be geared precisely to generate investments and participation in global value chains, with direct impact on jobs in small and medium enterprises.

Likewise the multilateral trade system and WTO, are pivotal in enensuring that the benefits of free trade reach everybody, advancing development, creating jobs, eliminating poverty and correcting trade distortions, particularly regarding agriculture markets.

Ms Michetti said Argentina reaffirms its will to become more globally integrated through building bridges with the international community. This commitment, she said, is reflected in the plans for Argentina to be the host of the eleventh World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in December.

Ms Michetti has a special mention of solidarity with the Mexican people: “The environment and the forces of nature have put as before challenges that demand a reply from all of us”.

 

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  • Roger Lorton

    Argentina has no 'rights' - period. Argentina never had any rights to the Falklands. Argentina's spurious claims are based upon a mythical inheritance. The thief claiming to be heir. Revolutionaries emancipate themselves, they do not inherit.

    As for negotiations; we talked already. We negotiated for nigh on 17 years before Argentina chose war as an alternative to talking. Trial by combat. Argentina lost.

    We have finished talking.

    There is nothing left to be said.

    The matter is settled (have I ever mentioned that?)

    :-)

    Sep 21st, 2017 - 07:32 am +8
  • Islander1

    Malvinese,
    What Argentine people did the British force to leave the Islands in 1833|?
    Your own National Naval Archives list the names of the Militia and their families of the States of the River Plate(don't forget Argentina did not exists then) who were indeed ordered to leave.
    In those Archives - as in the British Royal Navy Archives - you will also find the names of the CIVILIAN people (who had been in the Islands for not more that a few months or a couple of years anyway)who were invited to stay by the British - but declined to do so(2 couples-one from Brazil and one from Uruguay) - and also the list of names of all those others who voluntarily accepted the British offer to stay and did indeed stay on and accepted British rule. The last survivor of these - and Argentine (River Plate States) lady finally died here in 1865 and you can find her grave in Stanley Cemetery.

    So sorry that you and your people have for so long been fed a string of lies by your Governments about clear proven historical facts.

    I recall that in the 1860s your ancestors did not offer the same options to the people who had indeed rights of origen - in Patagonia? - No you simple externminated them in a war of genocide - and those murdering generals even today can be found on memorials in town and city squares in Argentina!

    I don't deny Britain has a pretty shabby colonial past, as has Spain-France-Portugal-Germany-Italy-Holland-Belgium - so does Argentina! The difference is the UK has grown up and moved on - Argentina still wants to practice good old fashioned Colonialism

    Sep 22nd, 2017 - 01:04 am +8
  • golfcronie

    Argentina is like a young child, I want,I want is all they scream.You lost the WAR in 1982 so just get over it.

    Sep 21st, 2017 - 09:40 am +7
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