“Humanitarian approach” is how Argentine diplomacy plans to implement policy towards the Falkland Islands including greater air and sea contacts, which could lead to open trade, convincing Mercosur members to lift the ban, plus offers of specialized medicine and higher education opportunities for Falkland Islanders.
On 28 April, the British Ambassador’s Residence in Buenos Aires welcomed more than 400 people to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. The last time that Buenos Aires held a celebration like this was in 2009 and it was an opportunity to praise the resumption of bilateral ties.
Visiting British Supreme Court Justice Lord Robert Carnwath gave a lecture for the United Kingdom Course of the University of San Andres, in Buenos Aires. Among important participants to the event were the President of Argentina’s maximum tribunal, Ricardo Lorenzetti, as well as magistrates, prosecutors and renowned law experts.
British Ambassador in Buenos Aires Dr. John Freeman and Mrs Freeman welcomed Ambassador Carlos Sersale Di Cersiano and his partner Linette de Jager to the Residence and congratulated him on his appointment to London. The British ambassador wished both every success in the years ahead.
Argentina Malvinas War veterans marched on Friday in Buenos Aires and protested before the UK embassy demanding London collaborates with the identification of the remains of Argentine soldiers buried at the Darwin cemetery in the Falkland Islands.
Argentine-British Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the Sustainable Leadership Awards. The National University of Cordoba’s Hemoderivatives Lab won the CCAB Excellence in Sustainability award for its positive impact on the community, high degree of innovation at the implementation level and strong leadership in the field of sustainability.
The British embassy in Buenos Aires offered a farewell reception for 27 Argentines who will be studying in UK universities under the Chevening Scholarships program. Ambassador Dr. John Freeman pointed out at the occasion that the scholarship was “not all about studying, but also about taking the opportunity to travel and meet new people”.
UK ambassador in Buenos Aires John Freeman met with Chubut province governor Martin Buzzi in Rawson to work out the agenda of activities scheduled for the end of the month when Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones is expected to arrive for the 150th anniversary celebration of Welsh immigration to Argentina, reports the local media, Diario Jornada.
President Cristina Fernandez met with former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden when she visited Moscow in April, according to the Buenos Aires Herald. Snowden became world famous when in 2013 when he revealed the extent of Washington’s global Internet and phone surveillance.
Argentine ambassador in London, Alicia Castro complained about being summoned to the Foreign Office over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands dispute revealing she asked the British official if it was “an expression of British humor or a political paradox”, since the UK has failed to comply with international law for the last five decades.