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Filmus reaffirms before C24, Argentina's legitimate rights over the Falklands

Friday, January 24th 2020 - 09:34 UTC
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The release said that during his trip to New York, Filmus reiterated Argentina's support for C24, emphasizing that the Malvinas Question is a State policy The release said that during his trip to New York, Filmus reiterated Argentina's support for C24, emphasizing that the Malvinas Question is a State policy
Filmus also described the position of President Alberto Fernandez and foreign minister Felipe Solá as to achieve a bilateral solution to the sovereignty dispute. Filmus also described the position of President Alberto Fernandez and foreign minister Felipe Solá as to achieve a bilateral solution to the sovereignty dispute.

The Argentine foreign ministry reported that on Thursday it had reaffirmed before UN Decolonization Committee, C24, the country's 'legitimate rights' over the South Atlantic Islands and surrounding maritime spaces, and called on the United Kingdom to resume negotiations for a peaceful solution to the dispute.

 The claim was done by Daniel Filmus, who is the Foreign ministry Secretary for Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic affairs, who underlined that Argentina considers inadmissible UK's persistence in ignoring the mandate of the UN General Assembly and the C24 to resume dialogue on the matter. Given this situation Argentina considers vital the good offices mission entrusted to the UN Secretary General, resolution 37/9 of 1982, for the resumption of negotiations with the UK as a means of putting an end to the dispute.

The release adds that during his trip to New York, Filmus reiterated Argentina's support for C24 and its efforts, emphasizing that the Malvinas Question is a State policy which transcends all Argentine political parties. Likewise Filmus described the position of president Alberto Fernandez and foreign minister Felipe Solá as to how advance to achieve a bilateral solution to the ongoing sovereignty dispute.

Accordingly the C24 core table acknowledged the sovereignty dispute between Argentina and the UK over the Malvinas, in line with what was decided by the UN General Assembly in resolution 2065 (XX). The resolution invites both sides to engage in negotiations to find a peaceful solution to the controversy and report the result of those discussions to the Special Decolonization Committee or the General Assembly.

In effect since it was the first visit of a high level official from the government of president Alberto Fernandez to the UN seat, the presence of Filmus is a clear demonstration of the priority given by the new government to the defense of Argentine sovereignty rights over the Malvinas, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands and adjoining maritime spaces.

On Thursday afternoon Filmus was scheduled to hold a meeting at the UN, with Maria Luiza Ribeiro Votti, cabinet chief of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, to whom he would underline the interest of Argentina in the good offices mission entrusted to the Secretary General by the General Assembly, with the purpose of making Argentina and the UK resume sovereignty negotiations regarding the Malvinas Question.

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  • Pugol-H

    RMN
    Also with Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela on the committee, not to mention Syria, Russia, India, China and Iran, they don’t have to worry about the actual rights and wrongs of the issue, never mind the truth.

    They regard the Islands population as “implanted” and therefore with no right to self-determination, unlike Argentina where of course they are all “natives”.

    In pretty much any other international forum they would be at best laughed at.

    They need control of the Falklands, S. Georgia and S. Sandwich islands to beef up their woefully inadequate Antarctic claim.

    Legitimacy is not in their vocabulary, it’s an alien concept.

    Jan 25th, 2020 - 02:35 pm +7
  • Brit Bob

    Ah the little C24 Committee.

    What did the big committee say?

    Motion supported by Spain and Argentina to restrict Self-Determination where there was a sovereignty dispute. In regard to this, on 20 October 2008 the United Nations General Assembly rejected a motion supported by Spain and Argentina by 61 votes to 40 to place restrictions on the right to self-determination where there was a sovereignty dispute, determining that it was a fundamental right. (UN Fourth Committee Approved Text on Non-Self-Governing Territories, GA/SPD/406, 20 Oct 2008).

    Ah the world had moved on since 1965 but it seems that Narnia hasn't.

    PS - Nice work if you can get it.

    Jan 24th, 2020 - 10:20 am +5
  • Islander1

    Guillote,
    Can you advise what do you think is the difference between a country and a colony?

    To me Colony is where one state/nation/country - moves into a place and rules over the other without the full democratically expressed wished of the people of that place.

    Lots of nations used to do it- Spain-Britain-Portugal-France-Italy-Holland-Belgium-Germany etc!
    But the world has modernised and moved on from those days of Colonial Smash and Grab.


    Most of the world- UK included - goes by the UN Charter and Principles of self determination and the right of a people of a place to determine freely their own wished political future.

    All Argentina has ever done as regards the Falklands is say it will take our “interests” into account etc and respect them!!
    “Interests” - Many a Dictator has decided peoples “Interests” for them!!

    Jan 26th, 2020 - 10:56 am +4
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