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Montevideo, October 23rd 2016 - 20:22 UTC


  • Wednesday, September 14th 2016 - 18:35 UTC

    Falklands welcomes UK/Argentina future cooperation agreement, which leaves sovereignty discussions out

    FIG will be represented at any future discussions on the above matters. Sovereignty of the Falkland Islands will not be part of these discussions.

    The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) welcomed the UK/Argentina future cooperation agreement to remove all obstacles limiting the economic growth and development of the Falkland Islands and points out it will be represented at future discussions on these matters, the removal of sanctions on hydrocarbons, fisheries, shipping and tourism, and underlines that “sovereignty of the Falkland Islands will not be part of these discussions”.

  • Wednesday, September 14th 2016 - 17:56 UTC

    Falkland Islands Government welcomes better relationship with Argentina

    MLAs Gavin Short, Barry Elsby, Phyl Rendell and Mike Summers address questions from the media this morning.

    The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) has welcomed the agreement made between the Argentine and United Kingdom Governments, laid out under this morning’s joint statement. Speaking to the media, Members of the Falkland’s Legislative Assembly stated they “looked forward to a better relationship with Argentina”, especially in the areas of hydrocarbons, fisheries, shipping and tourism.

  • Wednesday, September 14th 2016 - 10:53 UTC

    Falklands open to establish further air links with third countries plus two additional stops per month in Argentina

    Currently there is a weekly flight linking Punta Arenas in Chile with the Falklands, which stops once a month, one in each direction, in Rio Gallegos

    The chapter on the South Atlantic establishes that the 1989 formula on sovereignty of the Falklands will not be affected and that the appropriate measures will be taken to remove all obstacles limiting the economic growth and sustainable development of the Islands

  • Wednesday, September 14th 2016 - 10:31 UTC

    UK/Argentina Joint Communiqué – 13 September 2016

    With cabinet chief Marco Peña at Government House

    The Minister of State for Europe and the Americas, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Sir Alan Duncan, visited Argentina on 12 and 13 September. The principal reason for the visit was to enhance bilateral consultations with the Argentine Foreign Ministry and attend the Business and Investment Forum organised by the Argentine Government.

  • Wednesday, September 14th 2016 - 10:12 UTC

    UK/Argentina begin new dialogue and agree on areas of mutual interest including the South Atlantic

    FCO Minister Alan Duncan said that the UK and Argentina are building a positive relationship based on areas where “we so clearly agree”.

    The British Government and the Government of Argentina have agreed to an improved relationship through closer co-operation on areas of mutual interest, including on trade, security and the South Atlantic. A UK-Argentine joint statement has been agreed and released on Tuesday 13 September, following a series of high level meetings in Buenos Aires with Sir Alan Duncan - the first Foreign Office Minister to visit Argentina since 2009.

  • Tuesday, September 13th 2016 - 19:51 UTC

    Macri announces top level meeting with UK to address ''all issues'', next week in New York

    “We're planning a meeting in New York during the UN sessions. We're going to establish a round of conversations talking about all issues”, Macri was quoted

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri described as a “gesture” the attendance of Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan at the Business and Investment forum in Buenos Aires, and anticipated that UK and Argentina are preparing a bilateral meeting next week in New York on the sidelines of the annual UN general assembly to address all issues including Falklands/Malvinas.

  • Tuesday, September 13th 2016 - 11:10 UTC

    World's second largest meteorite discovered in northern Argentina

    The discovery was made in an area called Campo del Cielo, which lies in the municipality of Gancedo, where a meteor shower hit approximately 4000 years ago.

    The world's second largest meteorite has been discovered in northern Argentina, a news report says. A team of experts found the 30,800 kilogram meteorite buried in the province of Chaco, about 800 kilometers northwest of Buenos Aires on Saturday, the news agency Telam reported.

  • Tuesday, September 13th 2016 - 06:55 UTC

    Cristina Fernandez to court on public works contracts between 2007 and 2015

    Last June Cristina Fernandez's former public works secretary, Jose Lopez, was caught trying to stash millions of dollars in a Catholic convent

    Argentina's ex-president, Cristina Fernandez, has been subpoenaed to testify next 20 October as part of an investigation into the awarding of public works contracts during her 2007-2015 administration, according to court papers filed on Monday. She denies wrongdoing and corruption claims, and accuses Argentina's current leader, Mauricio Macri, of using the courts to persecute her.

  • Monday, September 12th 2016 - 07:35 UTC

    “President Macri is a normal person, has a normal head and common sense”

    With this change of mentality, “all things from the Kirchners' time abnormality are being knocked out” indicated Melconian, head of the Banco Nacion

    “The president we have now is normal, he has common sense and he wants to make the country normal and sooner than later, we'll be there; he has a normal world in his head”, said Carlos Melconian, head of Argentina's Bank of the Nation in reference to president Mauricio Macri, during a conference in Montevideo where he was invited to talk about “Argentina, the new rules of the game and their impact for Uruguay”,

  • Monday, September 12th 2016 - 06:33 UTC

    Trade, investments and Falklands in Sir Alan Duncan's agenda in Buenos Aires

    Sir Alan Duncan will also be at the opening of a business and investment conference which will be attended by a delegation of forty top British companies

    UK Foreign Office minister of state for the Americas and the Falkland Islands, Sir Alan Duncan begins this Monday a full agenda of activities in Buenos Aires with the purpose of promoting business, investments and normalizing bilateral relations, after more than a decade of distant when not frozen links under the Kirchner couple administrations. The Falkland Islands issue is also expected to be addressed but with “a constructive spirit”.