Foreign minister Hector Timerman said that the International Committee of the Red Cross will help with the identification of Argentine soldiers killed during the Falklands/Malvinas war and whose remains are still in the territory claimed by Argentina. The UK would be informed at a later stage on the matter.
Timerman made the statement, and as such was informed by the official news agency Telam, following a meeting with the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer in Switzerland.
The Red Cross, in response to a request from President Cristina Fernandez, promised to help us with the identification of the remains of soldiers killed in the Malvinas, who are still in that territory which is claimed by Argentina and more precisely at the Darwin Argentine memorial, Héctor Timerman was quoted by Télam in Geneva.
Timerman said that the purpose of the forensic tasks at the Darwin cemetery is “so that the relatives of the fallen in Malvinas can put an end to uncertainty and close a painful wound.
We are certain that the Red Cross will help us. Soon, we are going to address the issue before the Government of Great Britain in order to have its cooperation in this worthy cause,” he concluded.