Ushuaia officials and Malvinas war veterans have been meeting to start preparing the agenda of commemorations for the fortieth anniversary of the South Atlantic conflict next year.
The government of President Alberto Fernandez thanked Uruguay for supporting Argentina's sovereignty Malvinas Islands' claim during the latest Mercosur summit but also asked for information on flights to the Islands that land in Carrasco airport.
Three bills referred to Argentina's sovereignty claim over South Atlantic islands and adjoining maritime spaces will be sent to Congress, announced president Alberto Fernández on Wednesday from the official Olivos residency next to foreign minister Felipe Solá, according to an official release.
A UK/Falklands-Argentina meeting of the South Atlantic Scientific Sub-Committee scheduled for January is “unlikely” to take place, the Falklands lawmaker MLA Teslyn Barkman told Penguin News. The prospect of this happening and “taking Britain out of the comfort zone enjoyed” until now, had been advanced by Mercopress.
The Argentine government has called back to Buenos Aires two ambassadors who were instrumental in the drafting and implementation of the 2016 Foradori-Duncan communiqué which opened the way for a more constructive relationship between Argentina and the UK, in a raft of issues, including those in the South Atlantic and the disputed Falklands Islands.
Even when Argentine president Alberto Fernandez could come across the Prince of Wales during the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, which convenes some fifty world leaders, this did not prevent him from signing several decrees before leaving for Israel removing ambassadors, two of them closely linked to the Foradori/Duncan communiqué of 2016 which was considered the start of a new constructive page in bilateral relations between UK and Argentina.
The purchase of tickets in Argentina to the Falklands, South Georgia and South Sandwich islands will not the subject to the 30% tax recently approved by the Argentine Congress and extensive to all overseas travel. The decree with the details is expected to be published in the Official Gazette later this week, according to the Argentine federal tax revenue office, AFIP.
The administration of Argentine president Alberto Fernandez will implement an integral policy towards the Malvinas Islands, Antarctica and the South Atlantic because it wants to emphasize the maritime projection of Argentina and the fact that it is a bi-continental territory.
President Alberto Fernandez on Friday underlined the significance of Argentina's standing presence in Antarctica, --to defend its sovereignty claims--, and also recalled that 187 years ago the British invaded and usurped the Malvinas Islands, a land which “we will never renounce to, and we will always claim”.
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.