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Confirmed: Cristina Fernandez will attend C24 meeting on Falklands next June 14

Thursday, May 31st 2012 - 06:01 UTC
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Cabinet Chief Juan Abal Medina informed the Senate of CFK’s plans  Cabinet Chief Juan Abal Medina informed the Senate of CFK’s plans

President Cristina Fernandez will be attending next June 14 the UN Decolonization meeting in New York where she is expected to make a strong case for Argentina’s claim over the disputed Falklands/Malvinas Islands.

Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina confirmed to the Senate that the Argentine president will attend the event where “she expects a strong definition in terms of advancing in the path of dialogue and reaching an agreement to recover our Malvinas Islands”.

The Argentine leader had already anticipated the trip to the UN C24 annual meeting last March during her ‘state of the nation’ speech to Congress.

“We can’t allow colonial enclaves to continue existing in the XX century, currently there are 16 of them and that is why next June 14, I will personally attend the UN Decolonization Committee” she said at the time.

President Cristina Fernandez demands that the UK comply with UN Resolution 2065 which calls on both sides, Buenos Aires and London to open negotiations to resolve the sovereignty issue of the Falklands/Malvinas.

This year is very special since it is the 30th anniversary of the Falklands conflict which started with the invasion of Argentine forces to the Islands on 2 April 1982, until they were expelled 74 days later by a British Task Force sent by then PM Margaret Thatcher to recover them.

The day the Argentine forces surrendered unconditionally to the Task Force, which became Liberation Day and the most important day of the Islanders calendar is precisely June 14, when this year’s UN Decolonization Committee will be hearing presentations from Argentina and the Falkland Islands.

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  • tobias

    I think this thread needs some humiliating derogation of argentine dead soldiers, as spineless, cowards, and as people who talked too much and did too little, that ran and hid (and somehow got killed). Since this is more “talk” by Argentina... I think it makes sense to restate what all the non-argies here endorsed in the Bolivian thread, that the argentine servicemen that died were spineless, simply because they were argie.

    May 31st, 2012 - 06:07 am 0
  • Joe Bloggs


    I didn't see any such insults being levelled at Argentine war dead. You're losing it. First you go on and on pointlessly about pedophilia. I ask Mercopress to remove a post of yours- and they did- in which you intimate that Falkland Islanders have sex with sheep, and then you go crazy and start imagining that we've all been disrespecting Argentine war dead. Stop acting like a spoilt school boy who isn't getting his way.

    May 31st, 2012 - 06:26 am 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    “President Cristina Fernandez demands that the UK comply with UN Resolution 2065”

    Eeerrrmmm, back in 1982, wasn't UN Resolution 501 passed calling for the uncondisional withdraw of Argentine forces from the Falkland Islands???

    Did the Argentines comply with that?

    You've got a snowballs chance in hell of the UK complying with 2065 love..........

    May 31st, 2012 - 06:27 am 0
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