With the change of government in Argentina just round the corner, 10 December, the Foreign and Worship ministry presented a Foreign Policy Performance Report of the four-year mandate of outgoing president Mauricio Macri. The report was presented by Minister Jorge Faurie, and chapter 5 refers to the South Atlantic Islands, specifically the Falklands, and also Antarctica.
We continued reaffirming the imprescriptible Argentine rights over the Malvinas, South Georgia, South Sandwich islands and adjoining maritime spaces and we advanced Antarctic policy as a State policy.
We revitalized relations with the UK and at the same time advanced bilateral cooperation in areas of mutual interest with the purpose of generating the conditions that contribute to a definitive solution of the sovereignty dispute.
We implemented the Humanitarian Project Plan for the identification of Argentine soldiers buried in the Darwin cemetery (Argentine Military Cemetery at Darwin).
We achieved a milestone in the defense of our rights in the South Atlantic with the extension of the exterior limit of the continental shelf beyond the 200 miles, a historic accomplishment which strengthens Argentine sovereignty rights in such an important political, economic and strategic zone.
We reestablished cooperation with UK in the exchange of scientific information for the conservation of fisheries resources in the South Atlantic, including joint scientific research cruises. We increased connections between the Argentine continental territory and the Islands through the establishment of a new flight between Sao Paulo and the Malvinas Islands with a stopover in Cordoba.
We continued with actions against the illegal exploration and exploitation of natural resources in Argentine maritime spaces in defense of national sovereignty.
We protested all unilateral actions undertaken by the UK in the disputed area to safeguard the national position. We continued to work in the framework of the Antarctic Treaty System, thus boosting the scientific development and Argentine presence in Antarctica.
We hosted the XLI Consulting Meeting of the Antarctic Treaty in 2018. We presented and promoted jointly, with Chile the proposal for a Marine Protected Area in the Antarctic Peninsula.
We executed 45 plurianual scientific projects and several cooperation agreements with other Antarctic Programs, underlining Argentine scientific activities and commitment in Antarctica.
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So Argentina has told us of their achievements over the last four years on how they are progressing the sovereignty claim.Nov 30th, 2019 - 10:20 am +6
Well dream on land grabbers because this is one territory that you are not getting your hands on.
The falkland island people have just as much equal rights to live their lives of their choosing as any other law abiding Country.
Argentina wants only one thing. The wealth that surrounds our shores.
If the technology progresses at the rate it has over the last four years we will all be abolishing the use of oil as our main commodity. That is when Argentina will loose complete interest in us because the spoils they so desire will be worthless.
Demon tree.Nov 30th, 2019 - 12:15 pm +5
They knew about the oil decades before 1982.
I was a ham operator in the late sixties and Argentina was test drilling for oil on our islands back door.
I used to communicate with one of the rig operators.
Yes they knew about it all right.
Argentina in renowned for aggression and land grabbing it is a part of their culture.
Remember they stole the land they live on from an indigenous people.
That speaks volumes about their intentions.
They have progressed the false sovereignty claim in the only way they can, by stating their opinion. The Peronists state this as ineffectual, and unpatriotic, forgetting that the pledge by Menem to get Argentine sovereignty by 2000 failed. The bid by the Kircheners to get sovereignty by making things difficult for the Islanders (bullying, they know they are powerless against the UK) failed equally despite all their squawking. Even if they start this Malvinas Observatory or Falklands office, whatever they call it, will only waste more of their taxpayer's money, with the only effect that it will make the Falkland Islanders want as little contact as possible. They're buggered whether they try hearts and minds (good cop)as the Islanders will see through bribery and buggered if they try to threaten the islanders (bad cop) as that plays against standard British psychology that always performs better in a crisis or when threatened. The fact is that when the UK government gave the Argentines a guilt edged opportunity to impress the islanders with the communications agreement by honey monster Heath, Argentina messed it up by sticking their snobby noses up at the islanders. Then they messed it up forever by invading in 1982. This will forever give the UK the chance to say that Res 2065, dependant on peaceful negotiation, was broken by Argentina in an act of war. So no matter how Argentina regurgitate 2065, omitting the Declaration of the implementation of independence, ”Bearing in mind the interests of the population (i.e. not those of the UK or Argentina), and bearing in mind the UN Charter”, the UK can forever state the conditions of that resolution and how Argentina broke it by waging war.Nov 30th, 2019 - 08:12 pm +2