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Argentine President insists on his country's rights regarding Malvinas issue before the UN

Thursday, September 23rd 2021 - 09:29 UTC
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Fernández denounced colonialism on the part of the United Kingdom Fernández denounced colonialism on the part of the United Kingdom

Argentine President Alberto Fernández spoke before the United Nations' 76th General Assembly Fernández about his country's “legitimate and imprescriptible sovereignty rights, over the Malvinas Islands, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime spaces that make up part of the Argentine national territory.”

In his recorded message, Fernández also pointed out that “these territories have been illegally occupied by the United Kingdom for more than 188 years. There is no reason other than the intention of the United Kingdom to maintain the manifest and illegitimate colonial situation so that bilateral dialogue is not resumed right now on the Malvinas issue.”

Fernández also mentioned a “toxic and irresponsible” foreign debt bequeathed to his administration from that of former President Mauricio Macri, a situation which he dubbed as “decide.”

Fernández was speaking to the world but sending a message to the local constituency with the Nov. 14 mid-term elections in sight, after his party lost to Macri's Juntos por el Cambio (JxC) in most districts at the Sept. 12 Open, Mandatory and Simultaneous Primary (PASO) elections.

The Argentine head of state also spoke to the UN about a “reconfiguration of the global financial architecture,” not only for his country but about the situation throughout Latin America. “The risk of a generalized external debt debacle is latent in developing countries,“ Fernández said.

”Latin America and the Caribbean allocate 57 per cent of their exports to the payment of foreign debt services,“ he added.

The Argentine leader also brought up the need to establish ”a multilateral framework for the restructuring of the debt,” particularly in the case of “a country which has been subjected to a toxic and irresponsible debt with the International Monetary Fund.”

“The resources approved by the International Monetary Fund to Argentina in this unsustainable debt were 57 billion dollars, the equivalent of all that the organization disbursed in the year of the pandemic to 85 countries in the world,” Fernández went on.

“There is no technical rationale, no ethical logic, or political sensitivity that can justify such an aberration. The biggest thing is that a large part of the resources supplied to Argentina has been fled from the country due to an irresponsible opening of capital accounts,” the Argentine President further explained.

Fernández also described recent allocations from the IMF as “insufficient” and insisted on the extension of the Initiative for the Suspension of Debt Services sponsored by the G20, “because it does not fully address the issue of debt relief and restructuring of unsustainable debt.”

The Argentine leader also stressed that “vaccines against COVID-19 must be global public goods,” adding that his country “welcomes the proposal on patents, within the framework of the World Trade Organization, to contribute to promoting the production, competition and local development of vaccines.“

Fernández also insisted on “combining exponential technological change and terminal environmental degradation with a vision of human, integral development, and planetary social justice.”

“It is either solidarity or extinction,” he said regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, global inequity and climate change, all things which go “hand in hand with caring for our common home that is the planet.”

Fernández then mentioned the investigation into the 1994 bombing of a Jewish institution in Buenos Aires. “The policy started in this area in 2003 of requiring the authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran to cooperate with the Argentine judicial authorities continues,” he stressed.

The Argentine President also reviewed some of his Government's achievements regarding rights for women, diversities, LGBTIQ + people and other groups, which require “a new beginning in favour of more just, inclusive and egalitarian societies.”

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  • Steve Potts


    Big fail. Nothing for court means illegitimate claim that is w o r t h l e s s. As you have confirmed.

    Sep 24th, 2021 - 06:09 pm +5
  • Falklands-Free

    You need correcting in history because it is fact that Britain was in possession long befor even the french built a settlement. 1764 they had an established settlement at port Egmont on Saunders island west Falklands.
    Fact that even maps had the name Falkland Islands long before the french came along.
    A British man discovered them officially in 1592 and another British captain named them the Falklands a couple of years later.
    Now do tell me just where Argentina was during this period. Or maybe I should remind you. ARGENTINA did not exist then. Everything your lot claim is based on a myth and absolute hatred of anything British.
    Wonder how your country may have failed off had the British or North Americans supported the rightful indigenous people of that land when your lot was stealing it from them.
    You are the absolute liar and hypocrite to deny these acts.
    The Falkland has and will always be British and that is not going to change anytime soon no matter what you try to invent other wise.
    The law looks favourably on a peaceful people and not on murderer's and land grabbers.

    Sep 23rd, 2021 - 02:16 pm +4
  • Falklands-Free

    The Argentine governments have all lived by the power of control, distortion of truths, theft, murder, ethnic cleansing, disappearance of more than thirty thousand of their own people to assert that control.
    Their only presence on both occasions on the falkland Islands was to assert their illegal claim. It had nothing to do with usurping by the British.
    Argentina has always wanted everything and throws an absolute tantrum when they dont get what they want. In their history of greed they have failed their own people to the point of poverty and economical disaster.
    They are so obsessed by the islands in the south Atlantic that they even forcibly tried to take them in 1982. They were kicked out and today they still can not accept that they have absolutely no legal right to those islands, it's a myth created by a corrupted government many years ago and they have successfully brainwashed the majority of innocent Argentines who want nothing more to do in life but to be able to work and avoid poverty. Argentina has totally ignored its own people and if they dont reverse this madness they will eventually destroy themselves and all because of a myth.
    Argentina was once a very wealthy country that got looted by it's own dictators. Time the good Argentine people took back control before they loose what little they have left.
    Remember aggression never pays. Peace and harmony does. A simple choice. Time to remove these malninista wannabes and get Argentina back to being the place people once looked up to.
    There are no winners in war and aggression just more of the same.
    Peace and trade is the best solution. The oldest saying in the bible. Love thy neighbour. There, that is an invitation worth accepting. So much better than hate and aggression.

    Sep 24th, 2021 - 09:42 am +4
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