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Falklands/Malvinas: strong support from China in joint declaration with Argentina

Monday, July 21st 2014 - 06:31 UTC
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Xi Jinping and last week Putin stated their support for Argentina's Falklands claim and resumption of dialogue Xi Jinping and last week Putin stated their support for Argentina's Falklands claim and resumption of dialogue

Daniel Filmus head of the Argentine Foreign ministry office on Issues related to the Question of Malvinas, underlined the support from China to Argentina' sovereignty claim over the disputed Islands, which was “clearly expressed” in a joint declaration signed by Presidents Cristina Fernandez and Xi Jinping, currently on a visit to several Latin American countries.

“It is significantly important that the explicit support of China to our sovereignty claim in the Question of Malvinas was part of the joint declaration signed by Cristina Fernandez and visiting president Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires”, said Filmus.

The former Senator was referring to Point 5 of the Argentina-China Joint Declaration over the establishment of an Integral Strategic Association between both countries.

“China reiterates its firm support to the Republic of Argentina's sovereignty claim in the Question of Malvinas Islands, as well as support for the resumption of negotiations with the purpose of achieving a peaceful and definitive solution to that Question, in conformity with what was established in the pertinent UN resolutions”, reads point 5.

Filmus said that the massive support to Argentina's claim over Malvinas expressed by China's president Xi Jinping, follows a similar statement last week by visiting Russian president Vladimir Putin.

“Recently we also had a clear statement on the need for the UK to resume dialogue on the Question of Malvinas from the 133 countries that make up the G77 plus China group and from the UN Decolonization committee, which comes to show the growing endorsement at global level for our claim, which will always be through diplomacy, dialogue and peace”, concluded the Argentine official.

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  • Be serious

    China knows that it must secure access to natural resources to survive. Having made good progress in that respect with Argentina it trots out the standard line with regard to the Falkland Islands and hey presto the issue is parked. UK has no need, no wish and no inclination to talk to Argentina about the Falkland Islands. So, who you gonna call.......?

    Jul 21st, 2014 - 06:53 am 0
  • Pete Bog

    No mention of Tibet?

    Jul 21st, 2014 - 07:48 am 0
  • Lord Ton

    Daniel Filmus said? How wonderfully forgetable

    Jul 21st, 2014 - 07:58 am 0
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