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Argentina wants to prove it existed as such 200 years ago

Friday, August 13th 2021 - 10:19 UTC
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Foreign minister Felipe Solá met with Portuguese ambassador Jose Frederico Viola de Drummond Ludovice (L) Foreign minister Felipe Solá met with Portuguese ambassador Jose Frederico Viola de Drummond Ludovice (L)

Argentina officially invited the Portuguese president and Prime Minister to visit the country as part of the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the recognition by Lisbon of Argentina's independence.

Foreign minister Felipe Solá met with Portuguese ambassador Jose Frederico Viola de Drummond Ludovice, and following talks extended president Alberto Fernandez' invitation for the heads of state and government of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and Antonio Costa to visit Argentina.

The meeting was held at the Portuguese embassy where Solá was accompanied by his cabinet chief Guillermo Justo Chavez and the head of international economic relations Jorge Neme. Solá underlined the close links between both peoples, and common identities, cultures and vision of the world, and recalled that president Fernandez visited Lisbon last May when he met with PM Antonio Costa who reiterated Portugal's support for Argentina in the IMF negotiations.

Other issues of the bilateral agenda addressed were global cooperation to confront the pandemic, advancing multilateralism and deepening the fight against climate change.

Sola finally thanked Portugal for having supported the Special Communiqués on the Falklands/Malvinas question which were adopted at the Ibero-American summits particularly the one held in Andorra. Likewise the support for excluding the South Atlantic Islands from the EU/UK Brexit accord.

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  • Steve Potts

    Description of the Territory of United Provinces de La Plata

    June 15th 1824, Ygnacio Nuñez , Chief Officer to Ministry of Foreign Affairs responds to Woodbine Parish, British Consul-General in Buenos Aires, in a long letter detailing the political history of Buenos Aires after 1810 and the administrative arrangements of the Province. Reference is made of claims to the Banda Oriental, Paraguay and
    Upper Peru but Nuñez makes no mention of any claim to the Falklands.

    Aug 13th, 2021 - 11:48 am +4
  • Roger Lorton

    April 16th, 1821 - Portugal’s government in Rio de Janeiro, formally recognises the independence of the .......Republic of Argentina.

    According to Portugal's diplomatic portal.

    No evidence is offered and the Republic did not exist in 1821. But then, nothing much existed in April, 1821 as the UP had effectively dissolved on February 16th, 1820 with the collapse of the National Congress.

    Confused? You will be.

    Aug 14th, 2021 - 12:16 am +2
  • Falklands-Free

    This is just another attempt by Argentina to find someone to help them try to establish solid facts that they were established long before the Spanish departed from the Falklands.
    Truth is left out because of the fact when this new country was formed having broken away from Spain, they were far up in the North of what was then but a fraction of the land mass that Argentina eventually became.
    All that land as yet they had to invade and conquer was land owned and settled by an indigenous people.
    The Falkland Islands existed long before Argentina expanded.
    The reason they expanded was not just land grabbing but they saw an opportunity to control the whole of the South Atlantic, the gateway to Antartica.
    Unfortunatly they had a problem in that the British were established in a part of that ocean which was blocking their chances of world control over this region.
    So they decided to push their luck and occupy the islands in the hope that Britain who was so far away would not respond. They were wrong in 1833 and again wrong in 1982.
    So unless as I have many times said before , Argentina can come up with a document of proof that they did in fact own these islands then they can go to hell.
    They wont go to the international court of justice because they have not one scrap of proof to present to them.
    Everything they have written into their constitution is a lie and they know it.
    To keep that lie going they suppress every single Argentine. Proof again in recent days when they made it clear that anyone who in Argentina suggests that Argentina has no rights over the Falkland Islands will be silenced.
    That is totally unjust and would not stand up in a court of law. But of course Argentina does not respect any law do they.

    Aug 14th, 2021 - 10:50 am +2
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