Argentine foreign minister downplayed the news that the Falkland Islands could impose a visa system for Argentines visiting the Islands, although admitting the ministry is following the issue closely and insisted that confidence building with the local population takes time.
The Argentine foreign ministry confirmed that 95 families from the 123 Argentine unknown combatants buried at Falkland Islands' Darwin Cemetery have consented to the identification of remains, a task to be undertaken by the International Red Cross, allegedly beginning next 19 June.
An Argentine businessman and partner of the US based Howard Johnson, with 37 hotels under that name in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, is attempting to refloat an old project to install a 40 rooms complex in the Falkland Islands, according to media reports in Buenos Aires.
Argentina will never cease to claim Malvinas Islands sovereignty, but intelligent paths to advance on that purpose must also be found, said Ministry of Interior, Public Works and Housing Rogelio Frigerio on Sunday, in Ushuaia, during the main official event on the 35th anniversary of the beginning of the 1982 conflict with the United Kingdom.
Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra downplayed enthusiasm about a possible air link between Comodoro Rivadavia and the Falkland Islands arguing that the approval of routes does not mean the approval of flights.
Argentina's chief of staff Marcos Peña defended the current administration's policy towards the Falklands/Malvinas question arguing that dialogue is the path, not speeches with no content or results, and pledged we will stand by Argentine sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands.
An Argentine antique dealer who offered to sell a copy of an old document that he claimed would destroy the Argentine historical case for sovereignty over the Falklands, has been turned down. According to this week's Penguin News edition, the Secretary of the group Asociación Civil de Amigos Malvinas/Falklands (ACAMF) Gabriel Di Bernardo made contact with the Islands in October last year.
Foreign minister Susana Malcorra admitted that the difference with the UK on the Falklands/Malvinas and sovereignty is very big, following her meeting with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on the sidelines of the International Security Conference which took place in Munich, Germany.
UK is interested in strengthening bilateral relations with Argentina, building confidence, dialogue, leaving aside sanctions and conflicts, and when it comes to the Falklands/Malvinas and sovereignty, “we must recognize Islanders, their wishes, their lives”, indicated British ambassador in Buenos Aires Mark Kent in an interview with Martin Dinatale, political and diplomatic analyst from La Nacion.
The International Red Cross mission which spent nine days in the Falklands gathering information and finalizing plans for the team that will identify Argentine unknown soldiers buried in the Darwin cemetery sometime in June/July, have left the Islands.