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Argentine lawmakers present Falklands’ motion before the Parliamentary Union

Wednesday, October 26th 2011 - 13:28 UTC
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Senator Juan Carlos Romero from Salta Senator Juan Carlos Romero from Salta

Argentine lawmakers participating of the Inter Parliamentary Union, IPU, in Switzerland presented a motion referred to the Falklands/Malvinas, calling for a ban on the exploitation of natural resources in those countries that have been invaded by military forces.

Parliamentarians from all over the world met last week in Berne for the 125th meeting of the IPU where Argentina was represented by three federal Senators belonging to the provinces of Salta and Santa Fe, Juan Carlos Romero, Sonia Escudero and Ruben Giustiniani.

IPU addressed a long agenda which had as main topics the famine in the horn of Africa (Somalia), sustainable development, natural resources and human rights.

The ‘urgent’ motion presented by Senator Romero in the name of the Argentine delegation states that countries invaded by military forces, can’t be used for the exploitation of their natural resources in direct reference to ‘our Malvinas Islands’ and other countries under foreign military rule.

The motion is to be considered for the next IPU assembly scheduled to take place in Kampala, Uganda, from 31 March to 5 April 2012.

Categories: Politics, Falkland Islands.

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  • Beef

    So Argentina is claiming that the FI cannont drill for oil based on the fact that the islands were invaded by Argentina in 1982?

    Hmmmm, I think I the delegates would rather discuss more important and pressing issues like the famine in East Africa and human rights!

    Oct 26th, 2011 - 03:24 pm 0
  • stick up your junta

    ‘our Malvinas Islands

    Makes me wonder what the Argies want to to“ discuss” on the future of the Falklands, no wonder they keep getting F****d off by the Brits

    Oct 26th, 2011 - 03:44 pm 0
  • Think

    And yet another nail..........................

    Oct 26th, 2011 - 03:46 pm 0
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