It's official. The Argentine government categorically rejects ”the competition organized by the British Embassy in Buenos Aires with the purpose of inviting university students to a paid trip to the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.
With over 800 guests the British Embassy in Buenos Aires celebrated on Thursday both the birthday, and Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth. The celebration took place at the official residence of Ambassador Kirsty Hayes, who hosted members of the Argentine federal and provincial governments, lawmakers from all parties, business people, diplomats, academics, artists, journalists and other representatives from the community.
Adriano Modarelli is the Argentine student who will be travelling to the Falkland Islands next January after having won the contest answering, ”why I would like to meet my neighbours from the Falkland Islands?. He will be travelling with co-students from Uruguay, Chile and Brazil where the same competitive question was asked to the respective local students.
The Falklands Regional Student Competition offers a one-week trip for students in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay to visit the Falkland Islands.
Argentina's leading tertiary institution and one of Latin America's highest-rated for academic excellence, the University of Buenos Aires, UBA, has again, rejected the announced cultural project, Why I would like to meet my neighbours from the Falkland Islands, organized by the disputed Islands' government and the British embassy.
The British Embassy in Argentina celebrated HM Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday at British Ambassador Mark Kent’s Residence. The celebration was attended by more than 800 guests, including several high-level national and provincial government representatives, legislators from different political parties, businesspersons, diplomats, academics, sportspeople, journalists, and members of the civil society.
Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion Baroness Fairhead, is travelling to Brazil after visiting Argentina this week to meet with key Brazilian and Argentine businesses and government ministers to discuss the UK’s commitment to trade and investment in both countries and the wider Latin American and Caribbean (LATAC) region.
“I imagine you have gone through moments of great emotion in the Islands, next to the graves with the 112 full names, which until now remained unidentified”, Argentine foreign minister Jorge Faurie was quoted in an official release, on receiving the delegation of next of kin, on their return trip from the Falkland Islands, Wednesday evening.
Argentina has protested the coming military exercises in the Falkland Islands and has complained to the British Embassy in Buenos Aires, and anticipated it will notify the situation to the United Nations and the International Maritime Organization.
The British Embassy in Argentina has announced the 10 finalists of the Regional Student Competition 2018/2019 which offers a one week trip to visit the Falkland Islands.