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United Kingdom
Thursday, September 29th 2016 - 20:08 UTC

London dismisses bilateral dialogue over Gibraltar; “UK's position on sovereignty remains unchanged”

In the letter, García-Margallo said Brexit would have implications for Gibraltar and made clear his desire for urgent bilateral dialogue with the UK.

Britain has dismissed a formal Spanish request for bilateral dialogue over Gibraltar, the Gibraltar Chronicle has published. A letter from acting Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo was handed to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office by a senior official from the Spanish embassy in London on September 20.

Thursday, September 29th 2016 - 10:31 UTC

Falklands' sovereignty talks, end objective of non binding joint statement, Argentine congress is told

Foradori said a joint statement is a non binding roadmap and in the event of any agreements with the UK they will merit full and active participation of Congress

The 13th September joint statement between Argentina and the UK is a new bilateral convergence of common interests and the possibility, in the framework of a new dialogue and cooperation, of sovereignty discussions resumption on the Malvinas, South Georgia, South Sandwich islands and adjoining maritime spaces question, Argentine Deputy foreign minister Carlos Foradori told the Lower House Foreign Affairs committee during a summons on Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 27th 2016 - 07:41 UTC

Following Colombia, “Malvinas, one of three issues pending solution in Latin America”

Malvinas must be solved because colonial times are long over and they must return to Argentina and Latin America, said president Evo Morales

Following the peace agreement signed in Colombia, only three main issues remain pending in the Americas, devolution of Guantanamo to Cuba, the Falklands/Malvinas dispute and a sea outlet for Bolivia, according to Bolivian president Evo Morales who hailed the deal rubricated on Monday in Cartagena before world leaders.

Monday, September 26th 2016 - 10:22 UTC

Corbyn crushes MPs challenge and is confirmed as undisputed Labour leader

Corbyn urged unity, pledging to “wipe the slate clean” after accusations of bullying and fears of an irreparable breach between left-wingers and moderates.

Left-winger Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected British Labour leader on Saturday, seeing off a challenge from MPs but leaving the main opposition party split as critics said it was even further from power than before. Supporters in Liverpool leaped to their feet cheering as the 67-year-old was confirmed winner with 61.8% of the vote among party members and supporters, easily defeating challenger Owen Smith.

Thursday, September 22nd 2016 - 07:15 UTC

Macri downplays chat with May, “it was no formal meeting”, just “a nice gesture from the prime minister”

“You can't convert a chat of less than a minute in an official encounter”, Macri told the Argentine media and insisted it was “essential to lower the level of anxiety”

Argentine president Mauricio Macri on Wednesday downplayed the chat with PM Theresa May on Tuesday at the UN banquet in New York saying it was “no formal or official meeting”, but nevertheless underlined the “good predisposition” for dialogue which Argentina had lost during the last twelve years and anticipated that the Falklands/Malvinas Islands question “will demand many years”.

Thursday, September 22nd 2016 - 06:51 UTC

Argentina “is not surrendering Malvinas”; Macri/May greeting was “a brief casual encounter”

Foreign minister Malcorra said that Argentina is “not surrendering the Malvinas Islands”

Foreign minister Susana Malcorra said that Argentina is “not surrendering the Malvinas Islands” and explained that Tuesday's exchange between president Mauricio Macri and Prime minister Theresa May in New York, in the framework of the UN annual assembly was “a brief casual encounter”.

Thursday, September 22nd 2016 - 06:27 UTC

Argentine congress will be part of the Argentina/UK joint statement discussions

“I support Macrí's UN speech on Malvinas and also have a great respect for minister Malcorra, but officials must also learn to respect Congress”, said Carrió

The chair of Argentina's Lower House Foreign Affairs Committee Elisa Carrió has supported president Mauricio Macri's “nonnegotiable” stance on the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty dispute and attributed the Argentina/UK joint statement controversy to “minor questions of communication”, nevertheless she summoned deputy foreign minister Carlos Foradori to Congress next Wednesday.

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..

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