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Falklands relations: Argentine congress summons Faurie to explain

Monday, October 29th 2018 - 08:09 UTC
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Faurie is alleged to have said that it was necessary ”to generate links as two peoples, (Argentina and Falklands) as a nation that we are in the South Atlantic” Faurie is alleged to have said that it was necessary ”to generate links as two peoples, (Argentina and Falklands) as a nation that we are in the South Atlantic”
Opposition lawmaker Guillermo Carmona argues statements contradict the first transitory disposition of the Constitution and official policy on Malvinas Opposition lawmaker Guillermo Carmona argues statements contradict the first transitory disposition of the Constitution and official policy on Malvinas

Argentina's foreign minister Jorge Faurie has been summoned this Monday to the Foreign Affairs commission of the Lower House to explain relations between Argentina and the United Kingdom as well as his latest statements regarding the Falkland Islands and its people, in interviews with the London media.

 The session called by the opposition, is scheduled to begin at 16:00 hours, Buenos Aires time, and will center on the joint communiqué of September 2016, when a new constructive and cooperation spirit in different areas between Argentina and UK was inked.

However the heart of the matter are statements made by Faurie in London relative to relations between Argentines and the Falkland Islanders. In an interview with Clarin the minister is alleged of having said that it was necessary ”to generate links as two peoples, (Argentina and Falklands) as a nation that we are in the South Atlantic“

But according to opposition lawmaker Guillermo Carmona ”what the minister said is against the first transitory disposition of the (Argentine) Constitution and against the official policy of claiming sovereignty over the Islands“

”His (Faurie) words leave us in a delicate position and we expect an official retraction”, insisted Carmona who is deputy chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Lower House.

The first time the 2016 communiqué was questioned in congress was in late 2016, when Susana Malcorra was still foreign minister.

According to congressional sources, this time lawmakers want more details about cooperation plans and programs in science, connectivity and future flights, fishing accords and the military exercises.

Furthermore opposition lawmakers are also interested in knowing about Argentina's decision to abandon UNASUR, and relations with Brazil, United States, China and Russia.

 

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  • Brit Bob

    Need to change that constitution...

    Argentine Constitution

    First.- The Argentine Nation ratifies its legitimate and non-prescribing sovereignty over the Malvinas, Georgias del Sur and Sandwich del Sur Islands and over the corresponding maritime and insular zones, as they are an integral part of the National territory. The recovery of said territories and the full exercise of sovereignty, respectful of the way of life of their inhabitants and according to the principles of international law, are a permanent and un-relinquished goal of the Argentine people. (parliament.am/library Constitution of the Argentine Nation , temporary Provisions , pg 22).

    Oct 29th, 2018 - 09:16 am +1
  • Marti Llazo

    ”..... the first transitory disposition of the (Argentine) Constitution.....”

    The first transitory disposition and 250 argie pesos will get you a small unrelinquished cortado and two sovereign medialunas in Bahía Blanca these days. No, wait, the price just went up.

    Oct 29th, 2018 - 03:14 pm 0
  • Roger Lorton

    My - “The matter is settled” apparently got a mention.............................. fame at last ;-)

    Infamy, infamy, they've all got it in for me.

    Oct 30th, 2018 - 11:17 am 0
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