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Argentina adapts strategy on Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty claim: “There is no discussion”

Wednesday, February 28th 2024 - 23:28 UTC
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“There is no possible discussion about Malvinas, it is in the Constitution. We are looking for the best way to achieve it,” Mondino said “There is no possible discussion about Malvinas, it is in the Constitution. We are looking for the best way to achieve it,” Mondino said

Argentina's strategy on its sovereignty claim over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands “has changed,” Chancellor Diana Mondino said after meeting with British Foreign Secretary David Cameron.

“There is no possible discussion about the Malvinas, it is in the Constitution. We are looking for the best way to achieve it, changing strategies so as not to reach options such as war or the denial of relations with England, as was done before. With a healthier society and an orderly economy, it will be easier to recover the islands, which is what we all want,” Mondino said at the G20 foreign ministers' summit in Rio de Janeiro.

The revelation came after her meeting with Cameron, shedding light on the nation's approach to the longstanding dispute.

Mondino outlined the government's goal of pursuing a resolution through diplomatic channels, while avoiding scenarios such as military conflict or the severing of ties with England.

These arguments comes in the wake of Lord Cameron's visit to the Falklands on February 19, following his meeting with President Javier Milei at the World Economic Forum in Davos a month earlier. Cameron, reiterating Britain's position, stated that sovereignty was not up for discussion during his visit to the disputed territory.

On a two-day visit to the Falklands, the Foreign Secretary said he hoped the people of the islands would want to remain British “forever” as he insisted a drive to improve relations with Argentina would not come at their expense.

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Mondino met with Cameron in Rio de Janeiro for 45 minutes


Mondino, reflecting on her meeting with Cameron, expressed optimism for future engagement, describing it as “the beginning of a very productive future. However, she condemned Cameron's visit to the South Atlantic archipelago, reiterating Argentina's contrasting perspective on the issue. ”From our point of view, it was repugnant that he went to the Malvinas; we have a different way of looking at the issue,“ Mondino noted, acknowledging the ongoing tensions surrounding the dispute. The Argentine minister also commented Cameron's visit to the Falklands ironically

In addition to the Falklands issue, Mondino emphasized Argentina's desire to improve its bilateral relationship with the United States. Speaking at a virtual conference entitled ”Redefining U.S. Strategy towards Latin America and the Caribbean for a New Era,“ organized by the U.S. think tank Atlantic Council, Mondino underscored Argentina's commitment to deepening and diversifying cooperation in various sectors.

”Argentina seeks to deepen, broaden and diversify its relationship with the United States, and to promote cooperation on all issues that make up the broad bilateral agenda, from political to economic and commercial, at the bilateral, regional and global levels,” Mondino told the conference, underscoring the multifaceted nature of the bilateral engagement.

 

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  • Monkeymagic

    Malvi

    Unfortunately, you claimed to agree with me and then went on to exhibit EXACTLY the behaviour and attitude that stops Argentina from convincing the islanders.

    Your version of history is false, I have proven it false to you on many occasions. Trying to prove “England” (sic) stole the islands from Argentina is a lie which p1sses off the islanders and means they will never trust you.

    England doesn't care, it doesn't need to disprove the lie to “keep the islands”, it will follow the will of the islanders.

    So, my advice, stop reading and repeating Kohen, it is nonsense.
    Admit that Argentina never had sovereignty, that is was a made up Peronist scam, full of lies.
    Admit that the 1982 invasion was a terrible mistake and a shameful act and entirely and only Argentinas fault.
    Admit that the islanders alone own sovereignty
    Build a successful and honest economic democracy
    Show the islanders they would be better off under an Argentine umbrella, offering them the same autonomy as today
    Maybe, just maybe, after several decades, the islanders may choose to affiliate with you.

    It wont mean the islands will be part of Argentina, they are not part of “England” today, but its the best you can hope for.

    You are the problem Malvi, not the solution.

    Mar 03rd, 2024 - 07:37 am +5
  • Monkeymagic

    It’s simple, convince the islanders that Argentina is a better choice. England (sic) will happily oblige.

    Yes, the first step is a healthier economy
    Second is stop lying about history
    Third is offer the islanders similar autonomy to what they have today
    Fourth is put the Peronist liars in prison

    After 30-40 years who knows?

    It’s far better than the last 50 years of lies and bullshine

    Feb 28th, 2024 - 04:23 pm +4
  • darragh

    Malvi

    If Argentina is not an empire how did it get hold of Patagonia? Argentina invaded, conquered and committed brutality against the indigenous people. If that's not imperialism I don't know what is.

    What is your claim to the FI, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands, large chunks of Antarctica if not imperialism?

    You can't have it both ways sonny so grow up.

    But of course being an Argentine you can't see reality when it smacks you in the face

    Mar 02nd, 2024 - 12:17 pm +3
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