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Wednesday, September 21st 2016 - 09:09 UTC

Malcorra underlines the significance of a Macri-May “dialogue” but denies any roadmap

The bilateral agenda is ample and includes Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty, “which for us is a priority”, said foreign minister Susana Malcorra

Argentine President Mauricio Macri talked with British Prime Minister about the possibility of holding a more specific meeting to advance in the multiple issues of a bilateral agenda, including the question of the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty, “which for us is a priority”, said foreign minister Susana Malcorra late Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 21st 2016 - 08:50 UTC

Falklands: Macri and Theresa May agree “it's time to begin talking”

The two leaders held a brief informal exchange during the Ban Ki-moon hosted lunch in New York

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”.

Wednesday, September 21st 2016 - 08:27 UTC

Macri calls for sovereignty dialogue on Falklands in his speech to UN General Assembly

Macri called on London to “solve the two-century dispute in a friendly manner”, and expressed interest in moving forward in bilateral relations mutually beneficial

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..

Tuesday, September 20th 2016 - 11:14 UTC

Temer's message to UN: peace, human rights and economic reforms

Minister Serra said Temer’s speech should include messages of “peace, human rights, and sustainable development”, plus investments

Twenty days after being confirmed as Brazil’s new president, Michel Temer will deliver his first international speech at the UN´s General Assembly on Tuesday. He is not expected to mention recent political changes in Brazil, and focus rather on new opportunities for foreign investors.

Tuesday, September 20th 2016 - 11:03 UTC

IMF rebuilding relations with Argentina

“We're working to rebuild relations with Argentina; there's great expectation and we are very pleased to be here. We will be filing a report”, said Cardarelli.

An IMF mission started on Monday a round of meetings with the purpose of rebuilding relations with Argentina, frozen for over a decade. The mission headed by economist Roberto Cardarelli began early Monday visiting the Argentine Industrial Union, UIA, the country's manufacturers main lobby.

Tuesday, September 20th 2016 - 09:53 UTC

Brazil and Uruguay agree on a Mercosur with “a greater open integration”

“The meeting was positive and we agreed with president Temer that Uruguay will continue as coordinator of Mercosur trade talks with the EU” Vazquez was quoted

President Tabare Vazquez confirmed on Monday that Uruguay will continue as “coordinator” of discussions between Mercosur and the European Union to reach a wide ranging trade agreement.

Tuesday, September 20th 2016 - 09:41 UTC

From New York Malcorra fights back critics of the Joint Statement: “it's not an agreement”

The Joint Statement was signed by Foreign Office minister Duncan in the framework of  the Business and Investment forum held in Buenos Aires

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.

Tuesday, September 20th 2016 - 09:21 UTC

Congress expects to summon Malcorra on the Argentine/UK joint statement

Political sectors that have supported Macri's legislative agenda, have plans to summon Malcorra to explain the extent of the joint statement

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.

Tuesday, September 20th 2016 - 08:59 UTC

Argentina/UK joint statement is committed “to create value in the South Atlantic”, which is far larger than Falklands

“What the government did was a statement, not an accord. The statement refers to several issues, and each of them requires a specific accord to become operational”

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”.

Tuesday, September 20th 2016 - 04:55 UTC

British MPs in Uruguay for the EuroLat American Assembly plenary session

British MPs meet with Uruguay´s president of the Lower House, Gerardo Amarilla at the Palacio Legislativo

A delegation of British MPs are visiting Uruguay to attend the ninth plenary session of the Euro-Lat American Assembly which is taking place this week at the country´s Parliament house. The group includes Nigel Evans, Mark Menzies and Graham Stuart from the ruling Conservative party and Lindsay Hoyle and Lord Howarth of Newport from opposition Labour.

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