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Falklands: Argentina waiting for a reply to its project to identify remains buried at Darwin

Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 05:19 UTC
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Foreign minister Timerman met in the sidelines of the UN General Assembly with Peter Maurer, president of the Red Cross International Committee Foreign minister Timerman met in the sidelines of the UN General Assembly with Peter Maurer, president of the Red Cross International Committee
The Argentine memorial in Darwin holds the remains of many unidentified soldiers The Argentine memorial in Darwin holds the remains of many unidentified soldiers

Argentina is concerned that there has been no reply from the UK regarding its initiative and request to identify the remains of the Argentine combatants buried at the Darwin cemetery, or Argentine memorial, in the Falkland Islands, according to a release from the Argentine foreign ministry.

 Foreign minister Hector Timerman met in the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York with Peter Maurer, president of the Red Cross International Committee, the organization which is acting as the link in the request, and after thanking him for the efforts also transmitted Buenos Aires concern, since so far there has been no reply on the matter from London.

According to the release, the Argentine government has complied with all the requirements demanded to implement the initiative to identify the remains, as has been expressed by families of Malvinas Veterans.

Despite the situation, Dr. Maurer pledged the Red Cross would continue with its efforts before the UK so that the initiative, which is humanitarian, can advance and bring peace to the families.

The Argentine memorial holds the remains of 237 combatants, of which 123 graves have a cross and a single line: “An Argentine soldier known only by God”.

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  • gordo1

    Surely this matter should be handled by the authorities in the Falkland Islands NOT by London?

    Oct 01st, 2015 - 05:46 am 0
  • golfcronie

    Why not dig the “ bones ” up and send them to Argentina, that way way the relatives have their dead back and the FALKLANDERS have the land back. What not to like. Cue the “ believers ” that think it wrong.

    Oct 01st, 2015 - 06:29 am 0
  • Roger Lorton

    As far as I can discover, the UK has not received any request. The FIG certainly have not received a request. Impossible to answer something that has never been sent.

    Oct 01st, 2015 - 06:51 am 0
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