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Montevideo, August 12th 2022 - 11:25 UTC

Tag: Ian Duncan

  • Saturday, April 30th 2022 - 09:58 UTC

    Foradori/Duncan deal ignores Argentina: only reflects British interests in Malvinas, claims minister Taiana

    “Of what I am certain is that this deal in the conditions outlined is not beneficial for the national interest. It has been totally negative”, underlined Taiana

    Argentine Defense minister Jorge Taiana said that leaving aside former Deputy Foreign minister's alleged conduct during negotiations with British diplomats, --if proven true would be “shameful”--, what is really “serious, negative and disturbing” is that the joint communiqué put an end to Argentine sanctions on foreign companies involved in illegal fishing and oil exploration activities in Malvinas Islands with the authorization of British authorities.

  • Wednesday, April 27th 2022 - 10:05 UTC

    Argentina targeting the Foradori/Duncan statement on the Falklands

    Duncan and Foradori during the signing of the Joint Statement of September 2016

    Argentine foreign minister Santiago Cafiero has ordered an internal investigation to determine whether former deputy foreign minister Carlos Foradori back in 2016, became drunk during a meeting with British diplomats in which UK and Argentina agreed to an improved relationship through closer cooperation on areas of mutual interest, including a chapter on the Falkland Islands.

  • Friday, August 9th 2019 - 10:58 UTC

    Argentina must not be deaf to Falkland Islanders' voice, says ex deputy foreign minister

    Fernando Petrella was deputy foreign minister with Guido Di Tella

    When dealing with the Malvinas issue, and its people, Argentina must stick to its diplomatic milestones and not feel attracted to push or take advantage of the UK which seems bogged in Brexit, or further isolated by the recent trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union, argues Fernando Petrella, a deputy foreign minister with Guido Di Tella, ex-ambassador before the United Nations and currently head of the Argentine Foreign Service Institute.

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 08:00 UTC

    Honoring Falklands' fallen begins full agenda for Macri's cabinet chief in London

     Peña will attend with Ambassador Carlos Sersale de Cerisano, Strategic Affairs Secretary Fulvio Pompeo and retired British Army Colonel Geoffrey Cardoso

    Argentine cabinet chief Marcos Peña arrived on Sunday in London for a two-day full agenda beginning Monday, with a round of ministerial meetings, media interviews, a visit to Parliament, a conference, even a visit to 10 Downing Street, but it will all take off at St. Paul's cathedral to honor the fallen in the Falkland Islands war.

  • Thursday, April 27th 2017 - 23:44 UTC

    Falklands airbridge working; no reply from Argentina on a second flight

    “For those who heard that the Ascension runway may be patched within a couple of weeks, sorry not true, it's going to be closed for a considerable period of time”  (Pic P. and J. Grimshaw)

    Falkland Islands lawmaker, MLA Mike Summers apologized on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) for the disruption that the flight diversion from Ascension Island had caused, but said he knew they were working hard to ensure proper arrangements were in place for the continuation of the air bridge with the UK.

  • Monday, September 27th 2010 - 17:56 UTC

    Falklands: Desire begins drilling second exploration well, Rachel 14/15-1

    “Ocean Guardian” spudded the second exploratory well for Desire

    Desire Petroleum (AIM:DES) the first oil and gas exploration company to contract a rig and begin the current round of drilling in the Falkland Islands announced Monday the spudding of its second exploration well, Rachel 14/15-1.