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Falklands waiting for Argentine response on the request for a compassionate charter flight to Chile

Thursday, December 23rd 2021 - 09:24 UTC
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On December 15 the Argentina published on its website that it intended to sponsor two humanitarian flights to the Falklands in December and January On December 15 the Argentina published on its website that it intended to sponsor two humanitarian flights to the Falklands in December and January

The Falkland Islands Government Head of Communications has confirmed that “we are still waiting for a response from the Government of Argentina,” on the matter of the Falklands Islands request for a compassionate charter flight to Chile, “so no further information since the request was made eleven days ago.”

On December 10 the Falklands Government confirmed it had held conversations with the UK government about the possibility of putting on a charter flight for South American members of the community to visit family and friends over Christmas and to renew expired documents.

Controversially on December 15 the Argentine foreign ministry also published on its website that it intended to sponsor two humanitarian flights to the Falklands in December and January, with Argentine flagged aircraft (Aerolineas Argentinas) to transport residents who needed to fly to other destinations for personal reasons or to visit relatives during the holiday season.

The release said the offer was transmitted to the British government the week before but they were still awaiting a reply. The release said the proposal looked to, “overcome the consequences of Covid-19 and also stimulate a greater trust with the inhabitants of the Islands, as established in the framework of the Argentine Constitution in its First Transitory Disposition in what refers to respect for the way of life of the Islands’ inhabitants.”

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  • Judge Jose

    When the Argentine submarine went missing didnt Britain help in trying to find it, why ? because it is the decent thing to do, Argentina should do the same and do the decent thing instead of trying to make it political.

    Dec 24th, 2021 - 10:00 am +3
  • Pugol-H

    Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

    Firstly, the request for the charter flights was made first, before any Argentinian offer.

    Secondly, they still insist on aerolineas Argentinas aircraft, knowing this is completely un acceptable.

    There is no humanitarian reason why the aircraft must be Argy, this is an entirely political move by Argentina.

    Maybe Argentina should use maps saying Falklands, then they would understand better, oh that’s right they did produce some, the first accurate documents in Argentina for a hundred years and then they burned them.

    One step forward then two steps back, that’s Argentina for you.

    Dec 24th, 2021 - 12:57 pm +3
  • Roger Lorton

    They will not answer. That would require addressing the Falklands Government. An acknowledgment that Argentina cannot handle. It may be easier, just to fly around Argentine airspace. Cut out the problem, as it were.

    Dec 23rd, 2021 - 11:52 pm +2
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