“I imagine you have gone through moments of great emotion in the Islands, next to the graves with the 112 full names, which until now remained unidentified”, Argentine foreign minister Jorge Faurie was quoted in an official release, on receiving the delegation of next of kin, on their return trip from the Falkland Islands, Wednesday evening.
These trips are above all a relief for the soul of each of those who did the utmost sacrifice for the Argentines, and also for their families added Faurie. Welcome to the continent and thanks for bringing with you the remembrance of the extension of our motherland, which are the Malvinas Islands.
Following on the historic 26 March 2018 trip, a true milestone since the South Atlantic conflict, the Argentine State considered once again the need to honor the memory of its fallen, another step towards addressing the historic debt of almost 37 years, particularly for the next of kin of those Argentine heroes whose remains were buried in the Islands under the caption, Argentine soldier only known by God
Further on the release recalls that on Wednesday, 13 March, the new contingent of next of kin arrived at our Malvinas Islands and by land were taken to honor our beloved ones. They are 22 Argentine heroes whose remains were recently identified in the framework of the Malvinas Humanitarian Plan, and who now rest in peace at the Darwin Cemetery with a plaque engraved with their full names.
They were moments of great intimacy and recollection, and of great emotion for the whole delegation that will remain in the memory of the participants.
The Argentine ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Human Rights Secretary worked jointly together with the Malvinas Fallen Families Commission, the British Embassy in Buenos Aires and the collaboration of Corporacion America, in the organization of the logistics aspects of the visit.
Finally the release points out that the Malvinas Humanitarian Plan is an unprecedented initiative trusted to the International Red Cross Committee at the end of 2016, by the governments of Argentina and the UK, which made possible the identification of the remains of 112 heroes thanks to the combined work of politics and science. The achievement of this humanitarian mission is the consequence of progress and advances in the bilateral Argentine/British relation, under the impulse of the national government.
We continue working to relieve this painful wound and building the path for a truly historic retrieval for those who gave their lives defending our motherland, concludes the official release.