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UK position on Falklands remains as expressed by 2013 referendum, Cameron tells Macri

Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 04:33 UTC
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The UK government said three areas were covered in the talks between PM Cameron and Argentine president Macri The UK government said three areas were covered in the talks between PM Cameron and Argentine president Macri
“They discussed how the UK could help with plans to reform the economy in particular on energy, transparency and science,” the text read. “They discussed how the UK could help with plans to reform the economy in particular on energy, transparency and science,” the text read.
As to the Falklands, ”our position remained the same and that the recent referendum was absolutely clear on the Islanders’ wish to remain British.” As to the Falklands, ”our position remained the same and that the recent referendum was absolutely clear on the Islanders’ wish to remain British.”

The United Kingdom government has released a statement pointing out the “three areas” British Prime Minister David Cameron and President Mauricio Macri “covered” during their Davos meeting on Thursday.

 These areas were economic reform, trade and investment and the sovereignty of the Falklands Islands. In this sensitive point, Cameron was reported to have made “clear” that the UK’s position in the bilateral row “remained the same,” ratifying the 2013 referendum held by the inhabitants of the disputed archipelago in which they expressed their “wish to remain British.”

“They discussed how the UK could help with plans to reform the economy in particular on energy, transparency and science,” the text read.

On trade and investment, the statement says Cameron “stressed that we are keen to significantly expand bilateral trade, which is currently worth around £1.14 billion.”

“They agreed that the economic reforms could lead to greater trade opportunities for UK businesses involved in infrastructure, oil and gas, mining and agritech.”

Regarding the Falklands Islands sovereignty dispute, David Cameron ratified that London was not changing its stance on the conflict, making “clear that our position remained the same and that the recent referendum was absolutely clear on the Islanders’ wish to remain British.”

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  • Pontefractious

    Smart move on Cameron's part. If the UK is really going to exit the EU they going to need all the overseas trade they can get. At the same time, if a significant relationship can be build on trade and assistance then future Argentines might think twice about putting it all at risk by doing something stupid in connection with the Falkland Islands. Building for the future.

    Jan 22nd, 2016 - 11:45 am 0
  • Briton

    it would have been of interest to know what Macri replied to the hands of the Falkland's bit.

    Jan 22nd, 2016 - 01:22 pm 0
  • HughJuanCoeurs

    Perhaps Hepstia could spout out the old bollox about the UK handing back the Falklands in 25 years? C'mon Hepatience of a saint... Give us all a good laugh again.

    Jan 23rd, 2016 - 08:22 pm 0
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