Sir Robin Christopher admits to have been impressed by the sense of identity of the Islanders and promises to work to help build trust between Argentina and Falklands.
Attempts by the Argentine Government to introduce a 2nd monthly stopover in Rio Gallegos by Lan Chile aircraft enroute to the Falklands has been opposed by the Falklands Government.
An offer, extended by the Argentine Government to finance the clearance of mines laid by Argentine Engineers during the 10 weeks of Argentine occupation of the Falklands during 1982, has been accepted in principal by Falklands Councillors. A safe and secure means of lifting the mines is to be the subject of a ?Feasibility Study' and the terms of reference of the study are still under discussion, hence the lack of any material progress since the Argentine Government offer of 3 years ago.
The tiny Southern Chilean village of Tortel, unheard of by anyone outside this isolated part of Patagonia, has suddenly been thrust into the news spotlight in Britain and around the world.