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Mrs. Kirchner vows to lead “profound, cultural, diplomatic battle” to regain Malvinas

Tuesday, March 30th 2010 - 22:42 UTC
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CFK at the opening of the photographic exhibition honouring Malvinas women  CFK at the opening of the photographic exhibition honouring Malvinas women

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner at the opening Tuesday of a photographic exhibition honouring the Malvinas women vowed before to lead “a profound, cultural, diplomatic and political battle on every front,” and to make use of “every resource made available by international law to regain the Malvinas Islands sovereignty.”

“This is in honour of all mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, girlfriends and all those who resigned the most precious asset in the battle for the defence of our national sovereignty on the Malvinas Islands” expressed the Argentine president.

Mrs. Kirchner then vowed to lead “a profound, cultural, diplomatic and political battle on every front”, and to make use of ”every resource made available by international law to regain the Malvinas Islands sovereignty.“

She then reaffirmed that ”reclaiming the Islands“ is an Argentine right and called the United Kingdom's intentions to keep its sovereignty over the Islands from 14 thousand kilometres away ”downright colonialism.“

The President then pointed to a photograph showing the Malvinas women located next to one portraying the Plaza de Mayo mothers, and explained that ”there are invisible bonds uniting them. There's a connection among all those who are gone and everyone cries for that.“

She then called for the population to remember the coming April 2 with ”joy and optimism, since it is the best way to remember those who died for our country”.

Before the official opening of the exhibition, Mrs Kirchner was distinguished with the “Malvinas-South American Union Distinction Honour” which was conferred by the Malvinas Families Commission.

“Argentine women did not want the war, because it’s death, pain and suffering, but our boys taught us the lesson that it is worth while fighting for what belongs to us, and no matter how powerful the adversary, if on our side is the truth, reason and justice”, said Delmira de Cao on making the presentation to Mrs Kirchner.

Mrs. Cao is the Malvinas Families Commission acting president, since last week Hector Cisneros was forced to resign when it was revealed by the Buenos Aires media that in the eighties he had worked for military intelligence.

“Another lesson is that the peoples are eternally grateful to those who are capable of assuming a collective struggle without measuring personal sacrifice, and this is why in such a special day that virtue prevails”, added Mrs, Delmira de Cao.

She also thanked Mrs Kirchner for having facilitated the inauguration of the memorial at the Argentine cemetery in Darwin and for her long commitment to the Malvinas cause.

Mrs. Kirchner said the distinction was more “to the heart than to honour” and called to always have in mind “the fallen and their heroic example; not to cry for them but to remember them with the honour and glory they deserve”.

The ceremony took place this Tuesday in the Women of the Bicentennial room in the Government house. Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo and Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana, among others, were present.
 

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  • jorge!

    Yes, April 2 is a day to remember a sad event, but it is also a day for optimism!
    I will keep the phrase “”it is worth while fighting for what belongs to us, and no matter how powerful the adversary is, if on our side is the truth, reason and justice“”.

    Mar 30th, 2010 - 11:28 pm 0
  • globetrotter

    Yes Jorge, April 2 is a day of sadness for all, remembering and commemorating all those who lost ther lives for a cause. It is a day of reflection, the reason for looking optimistically into the future and that it will never happen again.

    Mar 31st, 2010 - 05:11 am 0
  • globetrotter

    Instead of believing to fight for something that belongs to you, how about defending your beliefs, way of life and integrity? How about recognising and coexisting with your fellow human beings?

    Mar 31st, 2010 - 05:14 am 0
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