Argentine president Mauricio Macri told British Prime Minister Theresa May he was ready to begin an open dialogue on the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty, which he described as the main issue of bilateral relations. According to Argentine media reports, Theresa May said that yes, it was time to begin talking.
In his first speech as head of state before the United Nations General Assembly, Argentine President Mauricio Macri called on the United Kingdom to find “an amicable solution” through dialogue to the long-standing dispute over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty..
No peace for Argentine foreign minister. From New York Susana Malcorra had to counter the growing criticism regarding last week's Argentina/UK joint cooperation statement, which is emerging from Buenos Aires.
The recent Argentina/UK joint statement on cooperation on an ample range of fields with a special chapter on the South Atlantic has triggered strong reactions in Argentina's political establishment and will most probably summon foreign minister Susana Malcorra to Congress to explain the extent of the document announced last 13 September.
Senate provisional president Federico Pinedo pointed out on Monday that Argentina did not sign any agreement or treaty with Britain referred to the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, but rather “a statement” for the “joint creation of value” in the South Atlantic in “all kinds of activities”.
The Falkland Islands Natural Resources Department reported this week that high hake catches continue along with relatively low rock cod catches. Director of Natural Resources John Barton told the Fisheries Committee that hake currently represents the main finfish catch which is unusual.
With Malvinas we have to be most prudent, commented the Argentine Senate provisional president Federico Pinedo on the Argentine/UK joint cooperation statement with a specific chapter on the South Atlantic including flights to the Falklands and lifting restrictions for the Islands economy development.
Argentina's claim over the Malvinas Islands is standing and non negotiable, were the first words of president Mauricio Macri when he arrived on Sunday to New York to attend this week the UN General Assembly. The statement follows the strong reactions to the last Wednesday Argentine/UK joint cooperation statement which includes a South Atlantic chapter strongly questioned in some political circles.
The recent Argentina/UK joint cooperation statement, with a chapter on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, is “promising”, however much rests to be defined and agreed, and additional air links should be carried out by Argentina's flag carrier, according to Rosana Bertone, governor of the extreme south province of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands.
Falkland Islands MLA Michael Poole on behalf of the Legislative Assembly said the following on International Day of Democracy: