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Falkland Islands Government welcomes better relationship with Argentina

Wednesday, September 14th 2016 - 17:56 UTC
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The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) has welcomed the agreement made between the Argentine and United Kingdom Governments, laid out under this morning’s joint statement. Speaking to the media, Members of the Falkland’s Legislative Assembly stated they “looked forward to a better relationship with Argentina”, especially in the areas of hydrocarbons, fisheries, shipping and tourism. Read full article


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  • James Marshall

    “there can be no dialogue on this unless the Falkland Islanders so wish”.

    Only bilateral discussions for the Falklands dispute I hear some say.

    Only if the Islanders allow it I say.

    Chuckle Chuckle....

    Sep 14th, 2016 - 06:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Yep- FIG wanted something- a 2nd flight from S.America - and we set the limit of what we were prepared to give.
    Arg wanted something from UK,
    it thought deal was OK - so deal sorted -all happy - assuming Arg now honours their part!

    Sep 14th, 2016 - 10:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kanye

    Does the Malignant Midgit get her free pass to take a run at the UNSG job now?

    Sep 14th, 2016 - 10:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @ 2 “....assuming Arg now honours their part!”

    Historically, one of the rarest of outcomes.

    Sep 15th, 2016 - 02:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CapiTrollism_is_back!!


    Argentina got absolutely nada, zero, null. Which is why the Falklands are so delighted about it and the UK so willing to go along. Complete capitulation by the Macri government.

    Sep 15th, 2016 - 02:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @5 “Argentina got absolutely nada....”

    KepiTroll's understanding of the concept of good will as a precursor to advantage is that good will has neither value nor merit, while deceit, intimidation, badgering, belligerence, deception, and treachery should remain Argentina's sole tools for diplomacy.

    Sep 15th, 2016 - 03:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CapiTrollism_is_back!!


    Good will???? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

    Try selling that one to any other nation on earth. Yeah, go into negotiations with the game plan being: you give up tangible assets in exchange for “good will”... What a tosser.

    And British Good will is a contradiction in terms sadly.

    Sep 15th, 2016 - 07:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    I wouldn't take this too serious because the next leader will swing back the other way, it will turn out to be a major political power punch line and we are all expecting for CFK to come back and poke at the issue of soberanity..

    Sep 15th, 2016 - 07:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @8 Pratt Hunter

    I thought you were dead!

    Still claiming things that have never come to pass, nor will ever come to pass, I see?

    TMBOA will be in prison soon or 'Nismanned' if we are really lucky.

    Sep 15th, 2016 - 11:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    All I can say to the FIG , purely as an interested observer and taking into account that im no expert, and they obviously know what they are doing,
    may I say the following,

    today and the next couple of weeks, the farmers will sow their crops,
    and those same farmers, proving they have sown them properly,

    Will reap what they sow, lets hope the crop is good and healthy, rather than broken and rotten.

    just saying like.

    Sep 15th, 2016 - 12:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    Can't be trusted.

    Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Foradori defended last night before Clarin the agreement reached in the last hours with the UK , and said this “ will allow closer to the goal of State made to recover the exercise of sovereignty over Malvinas”.

    Sep 15th, 2016 - 01:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @11 The article in Clarín went like this:

    ' El vicecanciller Carlos Foradori defendió anoche ante Clarín el acuerdo alcanzado en las últimas horas con el Reino Unido, y aseguró que este “permitirá acercarnos más al objetivo de Estado constituido en recuperar el ejercicio de la soberanía sobre Malvinas”. '

    It is worthwhile to note that the article was written by Natasha Niebieskikwiat, author of the book “Kelpers. Ni ingleses ni argentinos: Cómo es la nación que crece frente a nuestras costas” which was reviewed in a Mercopress article some time ago ( ) as well as in the BA Herald

    Sep 15th, 2016 - 04:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Never mind. Our carriers will be operational by then.

    Sep 16th, 2016 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @8 “....expecting for CFK to come back and poke at the issue of soberanity...”

    Not sure who is going to be doing what sort of poking with CFK securely ensconced in her future prison cell.

    Sep 16th, 2016 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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