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Filmus: Scholar approach at Malvinas Question

Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 04:52 UTC
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Argentine Secretary of Malvinas Affairs Daniel Filmus calls for three-part deeper approach. at the issue of sovereignty Argentine Secretary of Malvinas Affairs Daniel Filmus calls for three-part deeper approach. at the issue of sovereignty

Argentina's Secretary of Malvinas (Falklands) Daniel Filmus moves spotlight onto juridical, historical knowledge, continental platform and international relationships to back sovereignty claims

 “Sovereignty is to be defended with knowledge”, Argentina Secrertary of Malvinas (Falkland) Islands Affairs Daniel Filmus said on Tuesday as he opened the 'First National Encounter of Researchers about the Malvinas Question: challenges and new approaches' at the Foreign Ministry in Buenos Aires, the official Telam newsagency reported.

“Research and technological development, as our President has pointed out, constitute in the current world one of the main foundations of sovereignty. In the case of the Malvinas, we must move forward in differtent areas”, he expressed.

“There are three issues deeply connected to the Malvinas Question”, explained Filmus. “In the first place, we need to dig deeper into the historical and juridical arguments that support our claim. Then we have the subject of the continental platform and, lastly, the establishment of international relationships that will allow us to strengthen our claim.”

The encounter was aimed at promoting academic debate and fostering the formation of a network of researchers for scholars to put forward their findings and suggest courses of action.

The Argentine Ministry of Education has recently launched a program of grants and fellowships to conduct further studies consistent with Tuesday's encounter, the Telam dispatch added.

The official and former Senator has long reiterated Argentina's “traditional disposition in favour of resuming negotiations to put an end to the sovereignty dispute” as 2015 will mark the 50th anniversary of the first resolution by the United Nations' General Assembly regarding the Malvinas/Falklands Question.

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  • ilsen

    ”Sovereignty is to be defended with knowledge”, Argentina Secrertary of Malvinas (Falkland) .Islands Affairs Daniel Filmus said...“

    Sovereignty - ”Sovereignty, in layman's terms means, a state or a governing body has the full right and power to govern itself without any interference from outside sources or bodies.“
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereignty
    So that means without interference from an un-elected, failed, foreign politician like Danaiel Filmus, one may presume?
    His triumph of complete and utter lack of knowledge is the only outstanding acheivement that he has been recognised for, so far.
    We await for more insights... lol!
    According to the article above, which was first published by 'TELAM', which we can learn is the Argentine national news agency founded in 1945. It provides news and information to about 300 subscribers, including government entities and national and international media. It operates as a state enterprise.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereignty

    300 subscribers! Thousands less than this little niche news-aggregator website!
    Wiki does note that;
    ”Télam was established as Telenoticiosa Americana (American Telenews) on April 14, 1945, by an initiative of Vice President Juan Domingo Perón...“
    ”Télam's financial situation was not strong enough to allow it to function without subsidies. “
    ”At the present time, the company is a government-owned entity under [its] control ...“

    I personally enjoyed this part of his speech:
    ”...in favour of resuming negotiations to put an end to the sovereignty dispute.”
    Dear Daniel. There are no negotiations to be had. There is no sovereignty dispute.
    This ended years ago. You need two to tango. As far as the UK is concerned, there is no dispute, no sovereignty claim. It is already resolved.
    There is nothing to discuss. NO tango for you.

    Get over it.The 'world' doesn't support you, The 'world' just wishes the nutter would just get off the bus and stop embarrassing people.

    Dec 17th, 2014 - 05:49 am 0
  • brasherboot

    Oh funny I thought the sovereignty dispute had been decided.

    Argentina got their ass kicked, have no real military or economic capability to try to get the Falklands. Oh wait they have a pope. Lol

    Dec 17th, 2014 - 08:09 am 0
  • Lord Ton

    Digging deeper is good - just be prepared not to like what you find :-)

    My digging has taken 5 years so far, and it is still not finished.

    https://www.academia.edu/9418421/Falklands_Wars_-_the_History_of_the_Falkland_Islands_

    Dec 17th, 2014 - 08:28 am 0
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