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EuroLat joins calls for resumption of dialogue between Argentina and UK

Saturday, April 16th 2022 - 09:44 UTC
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Malvinas Secretary Guillermo Carmona expressed his “satisfaction and gratitude of the Argentine government to the EuroLat Assembly for this important pronouncement.” Malvinas Secretary Guillermo Carmona expressed his “satisfaction and gratitude of the Argentine government to the EuroLat Assembly for this important pronouncement.”

The European-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat) closed its Buenos Aires convention Thursday with a statement from both co-Speakers calling for the resumption of dialogue between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falklands/Malvinas Question, in accordance with the resolutions of the United Nations.

The group also recalled the support of various multilateral forums to have the existing sovereignty dispute over the Malvinas Islands, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands and surrounding maritime areas solved through peaceful means.

Signing the document were EuroLat co-presidents: Colombian and Andean Pact MP Óscar Darío Pérez, and European Parliament MP Javi López of Spain.

Thus, the declaration agreed upon at the 14th session of EuroLat in Buenos Aires calls “for the search for a peaceful, just and lasting solution to the sovereignty dispute in relation to the Malvinas Islands Question, within the framework of the relevant United Nations resolutions.”

EuroLat's support adds to expressions in the same tone from other international parliamentary bodies, including the Mercosur Parliament (Parlasur), the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino), and the Central American Parliament (Parlacen).

Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero highlighted “the relevance of the Malvinas Question for the Argentine Republic and for our region” while meeting EuroLat dignitaries.

Malvinas Secretary Guillermo Carmona expressed his “satisfaction and gratitude of the Argentine government to the EuroLat Assembly for this important pronouncement.”

He also underscored the performance of the Argentine parliamentarians in “the search for consensus with the European and Latin American components of EuroLat so that the Malvinas Question would be present in the debate,” as well as “the pronouncements of the Assembly held in Buenos Aires.”

 The EuroLat Parliamentary Assembly was created in 2006 as a result of the Bi-regional Strategic Association between Latin America and the Caribbean and the European Union. It is made up of a total of 150 members, 75 from the European Parliament and 75 from Latin America, which includes Parlatino, the Andean Parliament (Parlandino), Parlacen, and Parlasur.

See also https://en.mercopress.com/2022/04/14/buenos-aires-eurolat-due-to-vote-on-agreed-topics

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  • Monkeymagic

    Dont tell me Think.....“its another nail in the coffin for them English Pirates”...hahaha

    12 years, all them nails, all them coffins.....and nothing changes, and never will. The Falklands rank 5th in the world for GDP per capita.....and Argieland....84th.

    No wonder you are so jealous of them...

    Capisce?

    Apr 16th, 2022 - 09:36 pm +4
  • Swede

    “To have the existing sovereignty dispute over the Malvinas Islands, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands and surrounding maritime areas solved through peaceful means” is not possible so long as Argentina only accepts one solution: A take-over of the F.I. (and other archipelagos where their claims are even weaker) and the total integration of them into the Arg republic. This solution can never be accepted. So why waste the tax-payers' money with some totally meaningless “dialogues” (or Argentine “monologues”)? Just drop the sovereignty claim (use the famous umbrella) and start cooperate when it comes to practical questions. It could be a win-win solution for all parties.

    Apr 16th, 2022 - 10:51 pm +3
  • Zaczac121

    Let’s enter the hypothetical for a moment.

    What would Argentina do with the islands and the inhabitants? Presently it doesn’t respect their human rights to self determination, so does that mean if Argentina took over the islands would any of the following happen:

    Forcing Argentine laws over a primarily British common-law following society.
    Forcing the islanders to speak Spanish and replacing all English named stuff with Spanish words to wipe out the English identity there.
    Or would they go with the ultimate whammy and just expel the islanders?

    I’m pretty sure it would be the last one as I don’t think the islanders would cooperate with any Argentine administration…

    Apr 16th, 2022 - 11:03 pm +3
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