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Cameron rings Chilean president to discuss Falklands and self determination

Wednesday, February 15th 2012 - 05:42 UTC
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Surprise, surprise, guess who is on the phone? Surprise, surprise, guess who is on the phone?

Chilean president Sebastián Piñera received a surprise phone call at his summer residence on Tuesday afternoon from PM David Cameron who referred to the current Falklands dispute.

According to the Chilean media discussions covered a wide range of issues, but ‘undoubtedly’ the British PM was insistent of informing the president of the UK position regarding the current situation of the Falklands and the sovereignty dispute with Argentina.

Apparently PM Cameron made it a point to emphasize the Islanders right to self determination and their choice to continue belonging to the UK while Piñera said that Chilean public opinion has always supported Argentina’s claim over the Malvinas, but always retaining a peaceful dialogue with the two countries involved in the dispute.

Another issue addressed was the attendance of both countries to the G20 summit in Mexico and how PM Cameron and his coalition government are struggling to pull the UK out of recession.

PM Cameron also confirmed he would be visiting Chile in January 2013 in coincidence with the summit between the EU and the Community of Latinamerican and Caribbean states, recently created in Venezuela.

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  • Frank

    'Chilean public opinion' bollocks.... anyone who doesn't trust the RGs is the chilean's friend...

    Feb 15th, 2012 - 05:59 am 0

    The President should read his own countries news media blogspots as to who the Chileans support in this dispute.I would estimate it as about 3 to1 in favour of Britain and the Falklanders. The Chilean people recognise Argentina as the nutty neighbour from hell.

    Feb 15th, 2012 - 07:31 am 0
  • Helber Galarga

    So Argentina is the nutty neighbour, eh?

    and yet, it is Chile with only 3 neighbours (Boliva, Peru and Argentina) who has had historically poor relations with ALL THREE and CONTINUES to have poor relations with TWO of them

    Only in the 1990's did Chiles relationship with Argentina improve. However, they still have poor relations with Bolivia and Peru. In the case of Bolivia, the Bolivian Gov't refuses to sell any natural gas to Chile given their poor relationship...

    And Argentina is the nutty neighbour? Argentina has no feuds with any of its neighbours (except the UK over Malvinas)

    Mate, do some reading before you post such rubbish *facepalm*

    Feb 15th, 2012 - 07:46 am 0
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