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Falklands praises inter-parliamentary friendship group announced in Panama Assembly

Thursday, October 24th 2013 - 21:10 UTC
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Chief Executive Padgett confident the relationship will progress Chief Executive Padgett confident the relationship will progress

The Falkland Islands Government has welcomed an announcement from the Panamanian National Assembly approving the formation of the Falkland Islands–Panamanian Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group.

The official release says that In September four Panamanian parliamentarians visited the Islands at the invitation of the Falkland Islands Government.

The establishment of the Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group, which will promote relationship-building, dialogue and mutual cooperation between the Falklands and Panama, was a direct result of that visit.

FIG’s Chief Executive Keith Padgett commented: “This is a fitting next step following on from the visit by the Panamanian parliamentary delegation to the Islands last month.

“I am confident the next Legislative Assembly will look forward to building on this and progressing the relationship between the Falkland Islands and Panama.”

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  • Steve-33-uk

    Great to see the FIG making the most of publicity...

    An interesting FI related story...
    'Malvinas: Timerman and the “operative seduction” to gain support of the Caribbean - For over a year, Argentina welcomes foreign ministers and prime ministers of the region and offers cooperation in social, health, emergency and risk management. Between June and August opened three new embassies in the area. It is part of a policy to achieve votes in the Decolonization Committee...'

    Oct 25th, 2013 - 07:53 pm 0
  • HansNiesund

    Interesting article, which enumerates the various inducements which Argentina offers to Caribbean countries in return for their support at the C24.

    In typical fashion, it then concludes by complaining that UK aid in the area is conditional on support for UK sovereignity over the Falklands.

    This is, of course, entirely true, but it's a good illustration of Argentine hypocrisy and the quaint assumption that UK policy makers are as obsessed with the Falklands as Argentina is.

    Oct 26th, 2013 - 09:07 am 0
  • Pete Bog

    @3 If the Carribean countries believe that Argentina can deliver better aid than the UK they are in for a big surprise.

    Generally in South America, as soon as Argentina get the support from say Chile, for the Malvinas myth the next thing they do is promise to assist Bolivia in getting territory from Chile.

    Oct 29th, 2013 - 10:58 pm 0
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