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Malcorra thanks OAS for continued support to Argentina on the Falklands/Malvinas dispute

Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 07:55 UTC
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Malcorra recalled that the lack of a solution to the situation for so many years, “has been an obstacle for the full development of bilateral relations”, between the two countries. Malcorra recalled that the lack of a solution to the situation for so many years, “has been an obstacle for the full development of bilateral relations”, between the two countries.
She underlined that since president Macri took office in Argentina last December, “he has repeatedly expressed his willingness to inaugurate a new chapter in the relation with the UK”. She underlined that since president Macri took office in Argentina last December, “he has repeatedly expressed his willingness to inaugurate a new chapter in the relation with the UK”.

Foreign minister Susana Malcorra reiterated Argentina's call to OAS state members to continue supporting the resumption of negotiations on the Falklands/Malvinas question. A controversy which she said, “involves the whole southern hemisphere”.

 Speaking at the OAS 46th General Assembly in Santo Domingo, Malcorra said Argentina has reiterated its dialogue position with the UK on all issues relating to the Malvinas Islands, taking into account the interests of the Islands inhabitants and respecting their way of life.

Malcorra recalled that the lack of a solution to the situation for so many years, “has been an obstacle for the full development of bilateral relations”, between the two countries.

The minister underlined that since president Mauricio Macri took office in Argentina last December, “he has repeatedly expressed his willingness to inaugurate a new chapter in the relation with the UK”.

“Our countries have traditionally maintained rich and beneficial links in the most diverse fields of cooperation. We are convinced that this relation must be recovered” underlined Malcorra in the last day of debates at the OAS general assembly in Santo Domingo.

The diplomat who is bidding to succeed Ban Ki-moon as UN Secretary General, pointed out that Macri has met with UK Prime Minister David Cameron on two occasions, and she with her counterpart Foreign secretary Philip Hammond, hoping for “a wide agenda with the UK, that should enable us to discuss all issues and build understandings in the different areas in which we will find opportunities”.

“We want an open, frank dialogue so as to work in an intense manner on the solution of the longstanding dispute over the Malvinas Islands”.

Finally, “I believe it has become necessary we find a solution to the Malvinas sovereignty controversy”.

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  • Clyde15

    There has been a solution to the Argentine's obsession with the Falklands. It happened on 1982. Too bad they don't like it !

    Jun 16th, 2016 - 09:02 am 0
  • Conqueror

    Perhaps argieland would like to step out for Round 2? We have an airbase now. And enough troops (1,200) to hold it while 16 Air Assault Brigade arrives. Transported by the new fleet of RAF Voyager tanker/transports. Refueling squadrons of Typhoons on the way. Coastal bombardments of argieland by warships firing 28 shells per minute. The equivalent of more than three WW2 battleships. Bombardment of the interior by submarines launching cruise missiles.

    Jun 16th, 2016 - 09:28 am 0
  • Brit Bob

    Ha ha ha.

    That fantasy sovereignty claim and the taking into consideration of the interests of the Islands
    inhabitants.https://www.academia.edu/17799157/Falklands_-_Some_Relevant_International_Law

    Jun 16th, 2016 - 09:36 am 0
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