Argentine President Mauricio Macri Friday held a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May in what turned out to be the first one-on-one encounter between heads of government of the two countries after the 1982 Falklands War.
With international tensions on trade set to come to a head at the Group of 20 Leaders Summit next weekend, Argentina is hoping to find agreement on improving global stability, even if deep disagreements remain. Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie said the November 30-December 1 meeting in Buenos Aires should stress the importance of trade itself, at a time that the former consensus against protectionism breaks down.
Argentina's foreign minister Jorge Faurie said that this week's G20 leaders' summit in Buenos Aires not only will it be historic since for the first time a meeting of such significance is taking place in South America, but also because of the symbolic reconciliation and constructive attitude between Argentina and the United Kingdom referred to the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.
The Argentine financial newspaper Ambito Financiero is insisting with its version of the agreement reached on the second commercial flight of the Falklands to the region, which is anticipates will be formally announced by president Mauricio Macri and UK Prime Minister Theresa May when they meet next 30 November in Buenos Aires in the sidelines of the G20 leaders' summit.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday discussed President Donald Trump's upcoming trip to Buenos Aires for the G-20 Summit at the end of the month and other bilateral issues over the telephone with his Argentine counterpart Jorge Faurie, a spokesperson for the State Department confirmed Friday.
The U.S. Commerce Department said it would begin a review of antidumping duties it placed last year on biodiesel imported from Argentina, the Argentine Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
Britain's foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt told Parliament that the Falkland Islands will remain part of the UK for years to come despite Argentina's plans, after Brexit, to enhance dialogue with the Islanders and hopefully with a positive result for its claim over the Malvinas.
Argentine FPV legislators filed a motion to impeach Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie for failing to fulfill his duties as a public official when he called for the Falkland Islanders to be respected and to generate a bond with them “as two peoples” who live in the South Atlantic.
Britain rejected point blank the suggestion that a ‘No Deal’ Brexit will help Argentina's claim over the Falkland Islands. The Prime Minister official spokeswoman said there was no doubt Britain’s “relationships” with all of its overseas territories would remain in place after March 2019.
Argentina's foreign minister Jorge Faurie has been summoned this Monday to the Foreign Affairs commission of the Lower House to explain relations between Argentina and the United Kingdom as well as his latest statements regarding the Falkland Islands and its people, in interviews with the London media.