Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Wednesday, December 23rd 2015 - 09:51 UTC

Malvinas sovereignty question is a 'State objective', says Argentine deputy foreign minister

“Argentine diplomacy will do everything possible to search for a political consensus to help design a State strategy”, said Foradori

Malvinas Islands sovereignty claim is a “State objective”, and Argentine diplomacy “will do everything possible to reach a political consensus to design a State strategy” underlined Argentina's Deputy foreign minister Carlos Foradori during an open debate on the 50th anniversary of the UN General Assembly Resolution 2065

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015 - 09:30 UTC

An economist and professional diplomat next Argentine ambassador in London

Sersale di Cerisano joined the Argentine diplomatic service in 1979 following an opposition and merits test.

The Argentine government announced that it was nominating Carlos Sersale di Cerisano and Jorge Faurie, professional diplomats as next ambassadors in London and Paris. Both have long diplomatic careers and are considered very efficient and knowledgeable in international relations and global trade.

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015 - 08:58 UTC

Falklands' war “ARA Santisima Trinidad” refloated in Puerto Belgrano

The Type 42 destroyer assembled in Argentina, 'Santisima Trinidad' at one time the escort of the former aircraft carrier, 25 de Mayo

After almost three years tilted and sunken in Argentina's main naval base, Puerto Belgrano, the British built missile destroyer, 'ARA Santisima Trinidad' was finally refloated. The plan is to recondition the unit which was involved in the 1982 Falklands conflict and convert her into a museum.

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015 - 08:02 UTC

Argentina's Falklands' claim and rejection of oil activities reiterated at the 'new' Mercosur summit

This is the first regional document related to the Falkland Islands Argentine claim since Mauricio Macri took office last 10 December.

Mercosur full and associate members ended their Paraguay summit signing six joint statements, one of which in support of Argentina's sovereignty claim over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands and rejecting 'non authorized' hydrocarbons exploration in the Argentine continental shelf. This is the first regional document related to the Falkland Islands Argentine claim since Mauricio Macri took office last 10 December.

Saturday, December 19th 2015 - 06:01 UTC

Resolution 2065 on Falklands: United Nations 'royally deceived' 50 years ago

MLA Summers said Resolution 2065 was based on a series of lies, deceptions and half truths put to UN by the then Argentine Ambassador José María Ruda.

The United Nations was “royally deceived”, said Falkland Islands Member of Legislative Assembly Mike Summers in response to Argentina celebrating the 50th anniversary of a UN resolution that recognised the existence of a sovereignty dispute over the Falklands.

Friday, December 18th 2015 - 20:22 UTC

The Islands are 'Falklands', according to Aerolineas Argentinas magazine 'Alta'

The satellite piece which in its English version mentions the South Atlantic islands as Falkland Islands

Aerolínas Argentinas magazine “Alta” has committed an 'un-excusable' blooper in its English edition. In effect, in a long article from the November edition, and praising Argentina's aeronautic and space industry, available in all Aerolíneas flights the Islas Malvinas are referred to as the Falkland Islands.

Friday, December 18th 2015 - 08:57 UTC

Cameron hopeful of a more mature relation with Argentina but Falkland Islanders self determination is 'unmovable'

On the Falkland Islanders right to self determination, “my government remains unmovable”, said PM Cameron in his Xmas message

In a Christmas message to Falkland Islanders, UK Prime Minister David Cameron is hopeful that the election of a new Argentine president “will allow us to move towards a more mature relationship”.

Thursday, December 17th 2015 - 07:25 UTC

Argentina recalls UN Resolution 2065 fiftieth anniversary and renews call for Falklands' negotiations

The official release from the San Martín Palace enumerates the support for Argentina's position during the last fifty years

Argentina's Foreign ministry recalled that on 16 December the country commemorates the 50th anniversary of UN General Assembly Resolution 2065, the first referred to the question of the Malvinas Islands.

Wednesday, December 16th 2015 - 08:05 UTC

Atlantic Patrol Tasking HMS Lancaster in Gibraltar

Sailing around the Cape Hope and back across the Atlantic HMS Lancaster called at the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Tristan de Cunha

HMS Lancaster, a type 23 Frigate is in Gibraltar for a few days to top up on fuel and supplies and allow its crew some rest and recuperation. HMS Lancaster recently completed a 9-month deployment to the South Atlantic where she conducted Atlantic Patrol Tasking, and made over 23 port visits in 18 countries.

Wednesday, December 16th 2015 - 06:57 UTC

Malvinas is central for Argentina, but 'there are a lot of other areas to work with the UK'

The Malvinas dispute “does not impede acknowledging that relations between the UK and Argentina have a lot of other areas in which we have to work”.

Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra said on Tuesday the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty conflict “can't be sidestepped because it's a historic and central issue” for Argentina, although this “does not impede” acknowledging that relations between the two countries “have a lot of other areas in which we have to work”.

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