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.