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UK ambassador underlines how much Argentine/British relations have advanced

Friday, April 27th 2018 - 08:40 UTC
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British ambassador in Buenos Aires Mark Kent underlined how much Argentine/UK relations have advanced lately and in a brief speech mentioned football, artificial intelligence and Falklands/Malvinas, areas in which so much is shared by the two countries and how good will and humanitarian values can bring people together and overcome minor interests. Read full article


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  • Brit Bob

    This friendship goes all the way back to 1825...

    In 1825 Britain and the United Provinces sign the Treaty of Friendship and Navigation. The Argentinians believe that in giving the new United Provinces government de-facto recognition the British weakened their claim to the Falkland Islands by not mentioning the British claim ''nor did Great Britain stake any claim to the Malvinas Islands in the process of recognition of the Argentine State, which ended with the signing of the Treaty of Friendship, Trade and Navigation in 1825.'' (Question of the Malvinas – Historical Background,

    The Treaty of Friendship Trade & Navigation of 1825:

    Apr 27th, 2018 - 09:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Relations with the UK as well as Chile have tremendously improved since the wicked witch CFK flew away...

    Apr 27th, 2018 - 08:47 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • El capitano 1

    Dont get to excited by this “Shmuck”....I would'nt trust an Argie as far as I could throw him...Friend today...stab you in the back tomorrow...They attacked my country,and many of my countrymen died having to turf them out....I dont buy it,and dont really give a shit who agree's or disagrees with me...!

    Apr 27th, 2018 - 10:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton

    The Ambassador is alright. Just doing his job. Luckily he has a sense of humour, but perhaps less sense of history. Should count himself lucky that he's had Macri to deal with and not CFK. Unfortunately, Macri will not last. Argentina has a knack of shooting itself in the foot.

    Apr 27th, 2018 - 10:46 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • The Voice

    Show em a Choripan and they all turn up!

    Apr 28th, 2018 - 01:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot


    “Unfortunately, Macri will not last. Argentina has a knack of shooting itself in the foot.”

    So, according to you, if Macri does not survive as president is because “Argentina has a knack of shooting itself in the foot.”

    Come on, Roger. To blame an abstract “Argentina” for the eventual demise of a president who has abused 40 million people, first by lying during the election campaign and then by purposely dismantling the country's economy, is quite a stretch.

    It was not “Argentina” which irresponsibly borrowed massive, unpayable amounts in just two years, mortgaging the country for the next 100 years.

    It was Macri and his team of CEOs. The Argentines are the ones who are going to suffer the consequences. So don't blame an abstract “Argentina.” The culprits have first and last name.

    Apr 28th, 2018 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Yaigulah3x

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Apr 30th, 2018 - 03:43 am - Link - Report abuse -2
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  • The Voice

    The hypocrite reckons CFK reigned over an economy!!! It was a disaster lurching from crisis to crisis and based on bribery, corruption and greed. Since that lunatic was despatched Argentina has gained some credence in the world.

    May 02nd, 2018 - 10:35 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Pete Bog

    @Brit Bob
    Thanks for posting.(Friendship treaty 1825)

    If only Argentines would outline what the treaty really entailed instead of postulating fairy tales.

    It clearly says in the agreement that Great Britain would respect people of the United Provinces in British territories.

    Which is why it is relevant to 1833, when GB asked only the United Provinces military to leave (after a diplomatic protest), but allowed civilian settlers from the United Provinces to stay in a territory Great Britain had clearly not ceded to the United Provinces. Therefore,because Great Britain did not evict the settlers, the 1825 agreement had not been broken, as it was clearly an act of friendship that:
    a). The UP civilian settlers at Port Louis were not evicted.
    b). Their property was not taken or annexed by the RN.
    c). Black John, Carmelita Penny and Gregoria Madrid were released from (Vernet's)slavery (as per the treaty).
    d).The gauchos were paid in silver (previously unpaid).
    e).. The civilians from the United Provinces were released from the unsettling disruption caused by the murder of Mestivier by a mutiny (the settlers were not involved in this), by the Royal Navy.
    f). The Gauchos were permitted to catch and sell cattle/meat and presumably keep the financial proceeds, by permission from Great Britain.
    g). The British failed in their care of duty to the settlers from the United Provinces and elsewhere by failing to leave protective forces in January 1833, which would have prevented the Rivero murders, but made amends by providing that protection to the civilians from the United Provinces from January 1834.

    Therefore it is clear that Great Britain did uphold what rights the United Provinces originated civilians had on British territory at Port Louis in 1833, according to the 1825 treaty. And Onslow improved the rights of those civilians. And Lt Smith in 1834, was instrumental in encouraging Antonina Roxa to progress even though she was not from the British Isles.

    May 06th, 2018 - 02:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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