With just a couple of days before the first anniversary of the Argentine-British July 14th. Statement, Argentina's Foreign Secretary Adalberto Rodríguez Giavarini addressing the United Nations Decolonisation Committee in New York clearly outlined the new administration's policy towards the Falkland Islands and officially buried Guido Di Tella's Islanders seduction policy.
A unique Falkland Islands Government Forum on the scope for economic development and investment opportunities has opened in London with optimistic assessments for further offshore oil exploration and for expansion of an already highly successful fishing industry. The Forum ( on July 12) entitled Sustaining a Secure Future, attracted more than 125 delegates, including technical experts, businessmen and potential investors, academics, politicians and journalists.
In a strong re-assertion of its confidence in the future of the Falkland Islands, its Government has organised a major Forum in London on the scope for economic development and investment opportunities.
An intriguing report that an Argentine special forces bomb squad was arrested in the Spanish town of Cadiz on a secret mission to blow up a British warship and a support vessel in Gibraltar harbour during the 1982 Falklands Conflict has appeared in the London Sunday Times newspaper.
A denial by the British Government that Prime Minister Blair's personal envoy, Lord Levy, was to have talks in Argentina and Chile on a now postponed visit to South America has been challenged by the British newspaper, The Mail on Sunday, which carried the original report a week previously.
There are good possibilities to strengthen trade and tourist relations between Magallanes Region and the Falklands, and transport should be increased further, said British Ambassador in Chile Gregory Faulkner during an official visit to Punta Arenas where he was also present to welcome the HMS Dumbarton Castle.
A newspaper report that the Falkland Islands were to be discussed in top level talks during a mystery mission to several Latin American countries by British Prime Minister Tony Blair's Special envoy, Lord Levy, has been categorically denied by British Government Officials, who ridiculed the report. Mercopress was told : The story is wrong, false, made-up, and any other such adjective you care to use.