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Johnson disappointed Falklands issue was brought up by Fernandez, but described the meeting as frank and friendly

Thursday, June 30th 2022 - 10:30 UTC
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PM Johnson talks with president Fernandez, “I would say it was frank, it was free but it seemed to me to be friendly” PM Johnson talks with president Fernandez, “I would say it was frank, it was free but it seemed to me to be friendly”

Boris Johnson has admitted he was “disappointed” that Argentine president Alberto Fernandez used the G7 summit bilateral meeting to bring up the issue of the Falklands/Malvinas dispute.

The British leader while flying from Germany to Spain chatting with journalists said he was disappointed and also accused the Argentines of portraying the meeting as “more acrimonious than it was”.

The PM added: “I would say it was frank, it was free but it seemed to me to be friendly”..

The main issue of the G7 summit in Bavaria was focused on Ukraine and the invasion by Russian president Putin, but president Fernandez brought up the issue of the Falklands, none less than on the fortieth anniversary, and its “an issue it has been decided decisively over many, many years and I see no reason for us to engage in a substantive discussion about it.”

He added, “I made the point that we were spending a lot of our time talking about Ukraine where the principle at stake was the right of sovereign independent people to determine their future - that was the principle that was at stake in the Falklands.

“I just said that it had been 40 years ago since the UK had, at a cost of the sacrifice of many lives, vindicated the principle that the Falkland Islanders should have the right to determine their future under basic democratic principles and had the right to be British.

”That, as far as I was concerned, was the end of the matter”.

Argentine sources said that Johnson in effect was surprised that president Fernandez had brought up the issue of Malvinas. It was the British Prime Minister who had requested a bilateral meeting with Fernandez. Argentina is not a member of the exclusive G 7 club but had been invited as a guest, since it currently holds the chair of Celac, a Council of Latin American and Caribbean States.

Categories: Politics, Falkland Islands.

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  • Judge Jose

    Grow up Taenk, the G7 meeting was not about your petty little dispute,

    Jun 30th, 2022 - 11:03 am +1
  • Pugol-H

    A ‘disappointing’ Argy President could be considered a good result really.

    Don’t think the meeting would have ever even happened if CFK was Pres.

    However refusing to discuss the world food/energy supply crises at a G7 meeting, unless Boris will discuss sovereignty of the Falklands, is somewhat ridicules. A feat worthy of Reggie Erdoğan himself.

    So he got nothing done on any subject, not even an Argy flight to the Malvinas.

    Perhaps CELAC might consider sending someone with something to contribute next time. Given the importance of the issues on the agenda, to those countries.

    Meanwhile, the struggle continues to liberate Wallmapu from the oppressive yolk of foreign occupation.

    The brave lads and lasses of the RAM fight on in their struggle to rid their land of the implanted, Creole squatter population.

    Hummm, a few hundred NLAW and a few dozen StarStreak missiles, would make all the difference.

    Jun 30th, 2022 - 02:51 pm +1
  • Princess Margaret Rose

    Anyone seen the Argentine BOTOX QUEEN recently

    Jun 30th, 2022 - 01:48 pm 0
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