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Carmona makes UN C24 round before the coming Falklands/Malvinas debate in June

Wednesday, May 25th 2022 - 09:46 UTC
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The Argentine official also visited Ambassador Keisha McGuire, current president of C24 The Argentine official also visited Ambassador Keisha McGuire, current president of C24

In anticipation of the coming annual meeting of United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization or C24, Argentina's Secretary of Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands, Guillermo Carmona was at UN headquarters for a couple of days with the “purpose of consolidating supports”, indicated Argentine pro government media.

The coming June C24 meeting will as every year address the Malvinas question, among other issues. The Argentine delegation will be headed by foreign minister Santiago Cafiero, and will count with support from Permanent Representative before the UN, Ambassador Maria del Carmen Squeff.

During his two day visit to the UN, Carmona not only met with representatives from C24 country members but also with UN 76th General Assembly president Abdulla Shahid, with whom several issues were addressed, including the “decolonization process, particularly the Islas Malvinas question”

Allegedly that same day Carmona visited Ambassador Keisha McGuire, from Grenada and president of the C24 committee. Talks referred to the coming sessions, in which a consensus resolution is expected, reiterating the call on Argentina and UK governments to resume negotiations on the Malvinas Islands.

Another round of meetings was held with representatives from Latin American countries' members of C24 “to consolidate the traditional support from those brotherly delegations” and finally with the Chargé d'Affaires from the Republic of Mauritius Minister Counselor Joyker Nayeck.

Mauritius claims Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, once a British colony, later rented to the US Defense Department and which had all its Chagos population removed from the Chagos archipelago. However the UK government still maintains that it holds sovereignty over British Indian Ocean Territory.

The next Decolonization Committee annual session is scheduled to take place from June 13 to 24, while the Falklands/Malvinas issue will be addressed on the 23rd.

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  • Swede

    I am extremely happy not being an Argentine citizen and taxpayer. They are waisting so much money on just producing bullshit about the the so called Malvinas. Sending well paid civil servants around the globe trying to fulfill an impossible dream of the Argentine government and establishment, to take control over the Falklands (end two more islands groups in the South Atlantic). But they will not succeed. As little as the Russian Federation will succeed in taking control over Ukraine, or the Peoples Republic of China will succeed in taking control over Taiwan.

    May 25th, 2022 - 11:03 am +1
  • Judge Jose

    They can whinge and moan as much as they want, nothing will change unless the Falkland islanders want it to, stop wasting Argentinian tax payers money on jolly jaunts that will achieve nothing.

    May 25th, 2022 - 03:35 pm +1
  • Swede

    “the interests of the inhabitants of these territories are paramount”. Exactly. I doubt there is any of the inhabitants of the F.I. who are “interested” in being ruled by Argentina.

    May 26th, 2022 - 07:22 am +1
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