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Argentina insists Malvinas negotiations with UK are essential if bilateral relations are to advance

Friday, July 1st 2022 - 10:35 UTC
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Boris Johnson and president Fernandez during their tête-à-tête meeting in Baviera on the margins of the G7 summit Boris Johnson and president Fernandez during their tête-à-tête meeting in Baviera on the margins of the G7 summit

On a few occasions and at such level, has Argentina had the opportunity to say that if the relation between Argentina and UK is to increase, first we must address the Falklands/Malvinas question, otherwise “that relation will not advance”.

The statement is from Argentine foreign minister Santiago Cafiero, who this week following on Monday's president Alberto Fernandez, Prime Minister Boris Johnson bilateral meeting in Germany, insisted that Buenos Aires is prepared to resume the bilateral dialogue with UK on the Malvinas Islands sovereignty.

The point has been iterative despite the fact that UK Prime Minister told Fernandez that the Falklands issue, after the war and forty years, and as far as he was concerned, “it was the end of the matter”.

Regarding media reports that the meeting was acrimonious, Johnson described it “as frank, it was free but it seemed to me to be friendly”... This was because the UK prime minister allegedly complained the Falklands issue was brought up when the G 7 leaders were focused on Ukraine and the war.

However Cafiero pointed out that president Fernandez was ”not disrespectful, he was firm and determined, since there is no way to avoid negotiations or the mechanisms that the international community has designed to solve the sovereignty issue“.

Cafiero insisted that Argentina is willing and ready to resume the ”bilateral dialogue“ with UK on the Malvinas question, something which is indispensable ”to improve and advance relations” between Buenos Aires and London.

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  • Judge Jose

    Relations will not advance then, simple as that, sovereignty is non negotiable,

    Jul 01st, 2022 - 09:19 am +11
  • Steve Potts

    Is there a legitimate sovereignty claim? If so based upon what?

    Jul 01st, 2022 - 09:01 am +10
  • Jedi389

    You can insist on anything.

    I insist that he Argentine nation stops being a bully... What happens?


    So staus quo remains.

    Spain wil continue to buy fish/squid from the Falklands as they own a 49% share in the vessels.

    Nothing will change no matter how much the Argentine politicians complain and insist that the Falkland Islanders should be thier subjects, like bald men fighting over a comb!.

    Jul 01st, 2022 - 06:20 pm +9
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