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Chilean president ratifies support for Argentina claims in the Falklands' dispute

Wednesday, January 27th 2021 - 09:45 UTC
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The two presidents exchange pleasantries at the ceremony The two presidents exchange pleasantries at the ceremony

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera ratified his administration's support for “Argentina's sovereignty claims over the Falklands/Malvinas and other South Atlantic islands,” and called for Argentina and UK to resume talks to find a peaceful solution to the controversy in the framework of UN resolutions on the issue.

Piñera's statement was registered as point 51 of the joint declaration signed in Santiago on Tuesday by the Chilean leader and the Argentine president Alberto Fernandez during the first of his two day visit to Santiago.

In the same declaration Alberto Fernández stated Argentina's appreciation for the “Chilean government traditional support” in the dispute over the Islands.

Finally both presidents coincided that adopting unilateral actions such as the exploitation of natural resources in the disputed area, “is not compatible with the United Nations accords” and thus “Argentina is entitled to undertake legal actions referred to the current treaties and International Law”

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  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    The agreement is just about as sincere as the fist bump in the photograph.

    — It's all show and no substance. —

    Argentina is like an old bitchy woman who keeps asking her next-door neighbor if she's still young looking and beautiful — and of course the answer is OF COURSE YOU ARE!

    But sadly, the truth is like the haggard face of CFK...

    ¡Saludos!!

    Jan 27th, 2021 - 10:36 am +4
  • Chicureo

    What everyone needs to keep in mind — we in Chile are unfortunately neighbors with charming kleptomaniacs with attitude tendencies that defy common sense.

    But it’s not their territory, nor their rightful possession — Argentina’s needs the Malvinas claim to cover up and distract from their government's proclivity to over-borrow, over-spend, and then act like bewildered victims of some complex plot has nothing to do with the economic theory.

    All the austerity in the world is not going to magically transform Argentines into logical decision makers — but they can still claim that the UK is somehow the root of their woes.

    The Argentine public mentality is bewilderingly capable of holding multiple opposing and incompatible ideas in their heads, and simultaneously believing the Falklanders are the scapegoat to their disaster.

    Meanwhile, we agree and sign meaningless accords because we don't need their childish scorn. (Which in the past — they repeatedly caused us suffering.)

    Jan 28th, 2021 - 04:29 pm +3
  • Brit Bob

    Claim?

    Based on what?

    Britain did not expel the Argentine population in 1833. They merely reasserted sovereignty. The only group Britain did expel was a 26-man Argentine garrison that had already made plans to leave the islands.

    Falklands – The Usurpation Myth (1 pg): https://www.academia.edu/44026596/Falklands_The_Usurpation_Myth

    Jan 27th, 2021 - 11:20 am +2
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