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Argentina repeats claim to Falkland-Malvinas.

Tuesday, January 2nd 2001 - 20:00 UTC
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Argentina today reaffirmed its “inalienable determination” to recover sovereignty over the Malvinas/Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas, with tomorrow marking 168 years of British occupation of those territories.

In a communiqué, the Foreign Ministry also reiterated the Argentine government's decision to have recourse to "the means for a peaceful solution to the controversy, in accordance with international law, respecting the way of life and the interests of the islands' inhabitants".

The note recalled that on 3 January 1833, British forces occupied the Malvinas, evicting the inhabitants and authorities established there.

"On this occasion, the people and government of Argentina reaffirm the Argentine Republic's irrevocable rights to sovereignty over the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas," the communiqué says.

The Argentine government reaffirmed "its conviction that the resumption of negotiations on the sovereignty question, in accordance with the many permanent calls of the international community, will contribute to creating a favourable framework for achieving a just and definitive solution to the dispute".

It also reiterated "its firm intention to continue moving forward in the dialogue with the United Kingdom, with the goal of consolidating a relationship of mutual confidence and extending bilateral cooperation".

Source: Telam

Categories: Falkland Islands.

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