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Argentina/UK joint statement is “not an agreement”, but a raft of principles and intentions

Friday, September 16th 2016 - 08:04 UTC
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The Argentine/UK political convergence to promote bilateral dialogue and advance in areas of common interest for both parts “is not a closed agreement but a Joint Statement which describes principles and relates intentions”, pointed out Argentine deputy minister Carlos Foradori in an interview with Buenos Aires daily Clarin. Read full article

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  • Islander1

    No surprise- we all knew this anyway. Will take a year or so for anything to actually start to happen on the ground - all planned, no surprises here.

    Sep 16th, 2016 - 09:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    Better “jaw jaw” than “war war”, I suppose!

    Sep 16th, 2016 - 10:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    However according to the statement, the Argentine congress will have to repeal legislation which specifically targets those companies and agents involved in the fishing and hydrocarbons industries operating in Falklands' waters....

    Ha ha

    https://www.academia.edu/10574593/Falklands_Islands_Territorial_Waters

    Sep 16th, 2016 - 10:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    Couple of bits of spin from Mr Foradori to calm the Malvinistas. However the facts are
    a) there is nothing to stop the Falkland Islands putting in an airlink to Brazil tomorrow.
    b) he knows very well that the precise wording of the SA section had to be agreed by FIG. Whichever way he tries to present it, three parties were involved.

    I think we can all see that this was a brave move by Macri. Lets hope that those who can see that will now speak out as loudly as the nihilistic naysayers.

    Sep 16th, 2016 - 10:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    If Argentina wishes to discuss flights, then the “bilateral” discussion will have to be with the Falkland Islands Government

    Sep 16th, 2016 - 12:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “Argentina/UK joint statement is “not an agreement”, but a raft of principles and intentions”

    There's the problem: Argentines to a man have no principles, they are not brought up with an understanding of honesty.

    The only intentions the Argentine nation as a whole has towards the Falklands is to 'get them back'. Appeasers who think otherwise are guaranteed another war.

    Unless and until this sort of thinking, supported by the constitution, is eradicated and 'normal' humanitarian traits are seen throughout the argy populace no agreement with them is worth the paper it is written on.

    The same applies to 'investments'.

    Sep 16th, 2016 - 06:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    a raft of principles and intentions,

    Well we all know what British principles stand for,
    but what are Argentina intentions ?

    Sep 16th, 2016 - 07:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Apart from so called “ reclaiming ” the FALKLANDS, nothing

    Sep 17th, 2016 - 07:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    ”That is the 80% of the positive agenda at a crucial moment when Argentina is returning to the world”.

    At least that is honest and realistic. lets hope the 'returning' continues.

    Sep 17th, 2016 - 08:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    I think most will be happy to see the New Argentina come out of the dark ages,

    but one should not expect to much, in the first hundred years or so.

    Sep 17th, 2016 - 10:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    lol.

    How long until rg's next breach?

    How long until rg's next default?

    How long until the next perronist government?

    Drink the purple Kool Aid idiots.

    Sep 17th, 2016 - 11:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @11

    “How long until rg's next default?”

    -- Probably 3-5 years, though instead of a “default” it may be just called a “significant nonpayment event.”

    “How long until the next perronist government?”

    - A little over 3 years, though we suspect you have a reason for spelling in a manner that refers to this as a “Doggist” government.

    How long before a major national strike that further cripples Argentina's economy?

    - Any day now. Only about 20,000 passengers stranded in the recent Aerolineas pilot strike, which caused some of the visiting Siemens execs to question the sanity of further investment in Argentina.

    How long before at least 50 percent of Argentine adolescents successfully graduate from secondary school?

    - At least 30 years

    How long before the Falkland Islands residents might wish to talk to Argentina?

    - At last count, about as long as the half-life of Plutonium-239, and for much the same reasons.

    Sep 17th, 2016 - 04:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 12 Marti Llazo

    Brilliant response!

    :o)

    Sep 17th, 2016 - 06:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Very good.

    Sep 17th, 2016 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alejomartinez

    “The Macri-Malcorra view of future events regarding the cooperation joint statement and referred to the Falklands, seems to be the one prevailing when the 1999 Robin Cook/Guido Di Tella discussions which among other things re-established the air link of the Islands with the South American continent.” That's all said. HOWEVER, Argentina's FM yesterday made it clear that both countries agreed to discuss ALL issues, without EXCLUSIONS. That includes sovereingty. Great job Argentina!!!

    Sep 17th, 2016 - 08:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @ 15 “Great job Argentina!!!”

    This is what they say in Argentina when they come in second-place.

    Remember, this is a country that still does not understand the difference between England and the UK.

    Sep 17th, 2016 - 10:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    It would seem then, #15, that Malcorra has failed to understand the agreement, which very pointedly said that sovereignty would NOT be discussed without the say-so of the Islanders. Somehow, I can't see them agreeing.

    Sep 18th, 2016 - 01:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Eilean Siar

    @17

    You are correct - she issued a subsequent statement..

    https://youtu.be/ZBAijg5Betw

    Sep 18th, 2016 - 11:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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