Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra confirmed on Tuesday that next month there will be a meeting with representatives from the British government to advance in the agreement to start rolling the humanitarian mission headed by the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, for the identification of former Argentine combatants buried at the Darwin cemetery in Falklands and which remain as unknown soldiers. The minister also said that Falklands will be part of the UK representation.
At a media conference in the foreign ministry, Malcorra confirmed the advance of negotiations with London to reach a consensus on the mission which will include eight forensic experts and will try to identify the 123 remains and for which eighty families have given approval of the DNA tests.
We're in contact with the families, we are reconfirming the interest of these families, some have not agreed, and we will respect their wishes, said Malcorra.
The minister also confirmed the meeting in December that will take place in Geneva, seat of the ICRC, with members of the Foreign Office, ICRC representatives and from the Argentine government, during which most probably an accord will be signed or a preliminary understanding could be reached.
Our interlocutor is always the United Kingdom. However, said this the people of the Malvinas, the locals have a role to play and they are not against the humanitarian mission, so it is only logic that they should integrate the British delegation. As to whom will be part of the delegation, I can't say a word in reference to the Falkland Islanders insistence that they must be included in the talks.
Malcorra also revealed that when the signing of the accord of the Red Cross mission, we are going to make an inventory of all the advances since the joint statement signed by Foreign Office minister for Latin America Alan Duncan, last September.
A release last week from the Falkland Islands' government indicated that MLA Mike Summers would be joining the UK delegation at talks in Geneva.
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Call it how you will, the Falkland Islanders are fully represented, and ultimately hold a veto over proceedings. However, unlike the awkward neighbour I have no doubt that they'll take the humanitarian approach, not the propaganda way.Nov 23rd, 2016 - 09:39 am +9
Argentina, on the other hand, will not be able to help itself.
Trolly, you ain't helping Voice here, he thought he had the best retort, untouchable, come on give him some slack, he rarely gets the chance, you are just embarrassing him, stop it, you're killing me.......Nov 24th, 2016 - 07:51 am +9
They always say that imitation was the sincerest form of flattery, I guess on this site and thanks to Think and Voice, can we say that deflection is the sincerest form of flattery?
I think that's a 3rd opinion from a 2nd Argie Think - but whatever.Nov 25th, 2016 - 06:01 am +9
Tail's been wagging the dog on this issue since 1967. Do you want more opinions Think? Many of them Argentine? Do me a favour - download the pdf version of the Timeline and search on 'veto' - saves me having to repeat myself.
Argentina's upset? Wow - that's hardly new Think. It's Argentina's default state when it comes to the Falklands. Now why would that be? Oh yes, impotence Think .... Argentina's continued impotence.
I don't think we care if Argentina's upset Think ....... not for a second