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Venezuela supports Argentina's claim to Malvinas

Thursday, January 4th 2024 - 10:23 UTC
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“Just as the Essequibo is Venezuelan, the Malvinas are Argentine,” Gil insisted “Just as the Essequibo is Venezuelan, the Malvinas are Argentine,” Gil insisted

Despite criticizing a judge's decision to hand over to the United States the Emtrasur Boeing 747-300 freighter aircraft seized in Buenos Aires, Venezuela's Foreign Ministry also issued Wednesday a declaration insisting that the Malvinas [Falkland] Islands were Argentine.

“Just as the Essequibo is Venezuelan, the Malvinas are Argentine,” Caracas said in support of Argentina's claim over the archipelago.

“The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela ratifies its firm support to the legitimate claim of the Argentine people over the Malvinas Islands, illegally occupied by the former British Empire for 191 years,” said Venezuelan Foreign Minister Yván Gil in a message on X.

“Just as the Essequibo is Venezuelan, the Malvinas are Argentine,” Gil insisted about the 160,000 km2 oil-rich region under Guyanese control which the government of Nicolás Maduro was allegedly entrusted to annex last Dec. 3 through a referendum with an arguable turnout of around 50%.

“The rights over our territories do not expire nor are they abandoned. Today it is crucial to respect international law and seek a peaceful and just solution to this situation,” Gil added.

The Argentine government of ultra-liberal President Javier Milei also launched an appeal to the United Kingdom Wednesday to resume bilateral sovereignty negotiations.

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  • Pugol-H

    Hmmm, question is does Argentina support Venezuela’s claim to Essequibo?


    Malv
    Any comments about what is Argentina's position on that?

    Jan 04th, 2024 - 03:39 pm +1
  • Terence Hill

    ”Fears simmer in Essequibo region as Venezuela eyes the disputed territory

    Essequibo residents express anxiety as Venezuela advances its claims over the region, largely seen as part of Guyana.
    Still, Perreira hopes the border feud can be resolved soon, as Guyana pursues its case before the International Court of Justice.
    He told Al Jazeera he looks forward to the ruling. “I am Guyanese,” Perreira said. “Essequibo is my home: It belongs to Guyana. I will die here.”
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/1/11/fears-simmer-in-essequibo-region-as-venezuela-eyes-the-disputed-territory

    Jan 12th, 2024 - 02:25 pm 0
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