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Montevideo, September 19th 2018 - 11:12 UTC

Falklands' lawmakers ready for a robust presentation before C24

Monday, June 18th 2018 - 08:44 UTC
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MLA Ian Hansen reassured all Falkland Islanders that his and MLA Roger Edwards’ addresses, “to the C24 will be as robust as they have been in the past”. MLA Ian Hansen reassured all Falkland Islanders that his and MLA Roger Edwards’ addresses, “to the C24 will be as robust as they have been in the past”.

Falkland Islands lawmakers have pledged that their presentations before the United Nations Decolonization Committee or C 24 this year in New York will be as robust as ever, despite the improvement of relations between Argentina and the United Kingdom.

Member of the Legislative Assembly Ian Hansen, who at the end of the month together with MLA Roger Edwards will be addressing C24, anticipated to a meeting of the Legislative Assembly that despite an improved atmosphere in UK/Argentina relations, the fact is that the Argentine claim over the Falklands remains as strong as ever, and thus “I would like just like to take this opportunity to reassure all Falkland Islanders that my and the Honorable Roger Edwards’ addresses, to the Committee of 24 will be as robust as they have been in the past”.

MLA Hansen was addressing the Legislative Assembly before leaving for New York. However like his colleague MLA Edwards, who travelled earlier for a round of political meetings in Washington DC and Canada, MLA Hansen was scheduled to fly through Trinidad, Guyana and Belize, where the Falklands have managed to establish good contacts.

The two MLAs are expected to meet in New York preparing for the petition speeches before the C24 at the end of June. C24 is actually made up of 29 country members and its current chair is Walton Alfonso Webson from Antigua and Barbuda.

Categories: Politics, Falkland Islands.

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  • Roger Lorton

    It would make no impression at all if the C24 didn't turn up. Not as though they achieve anything. One decolonization in 20 years? And that would have happened without them.

    Jun 18th, 2018 - 10:18 pm +5
  • darragh

    FRod

    So 4 members of the C24 had a week long jolly to Paris and New Caledonia 3 months ago.

    Why then is the C24 so terrified of visiting the Falkland Islands, they've been invited often enough.

    Which 'International Laws' were broken by the referendum in the Falkland Islands?

    Jun 19th, 2018 - 02:26 pm +4
  • Roger Lorton

    Facundo Rodriguez

    Many thousands, even tens of thousands, of dollars are spent by the UN on the C24 despite them achieving little or nothing in 30 years.

    That the Falkland islands Government send representatives of the Falklands people to speak there is their decision. An opportunity to express themselves before the Committee that is supposed to support their rights. As the C24 has not recommended its own Falklands resolution to the General Assembly for adoption since 1988, perhaps the attendance of the FIG representatives is achieving something?

    Why doesn't Argentina, or indeed any of its supposed supporters, ask that the question (should there still be one) be raised before the General Assembly?

    Until such time as it does, Argentina will remain the Sisyphus of South America.

    Jun 19th, 2018 - 11:21 pm +4
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