The Argentine government will be claiming this week before the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization, or C24, the resumption of negotiations with the United Kingdom for a peaceful solution to the sovereignty dispute over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.
A group of Argentine Senators has entered a bill whereby candidates for any electoral office must acknowledge the 1994 Constitutional reform which made the claim over the Malvinas Islands “a permanent and inalienable” goal.
Argentine president Alberto Fernandez has repeatedly said that the Malvinas question is a matter of State and his government will continue to pursue sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands until we recover the territory, which is currently usurped by the United Kingdom.
The Kirchnerite government headed by president Alberto Fernandez announced on Sunday, at the opening of the 138th congressional session, the new focus of the Malvinas Islands/Antarctica policy which will emphasize the sovereignty claim over the South Atlantic Islands, particularly the Falklands, and sanction those fishing companies operating in the area.
The Argentine government made official the appointment of Daniel Filmus as head of the Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic Secretary, which depends on the ministry of foreign affairs and worship.
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.
Argentina recalled on Monday, 10 June, a new anniversary of the creation in 1829 of the Political and Military command headquarters of the Malvinas Islands and adjacencies to Cape Horn in the Atlantic Sea, and which has been incorporated to the official calendar as the Day of Affirmation of Argentine Rights over the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and its surrounding maritime spaces.
Foreign minister Jorge Faurie strongly denied in Congress on Wednesday that the Argentine government was ready to “handover” the disputed Malvinas Islands to the British, and likewise defended the current proximity policy of president Mauricio Macri administration towards the South Atlantic issue.
President Mauricio Macri reaffirmed, once again, “Argentina's legitimate and imprescriptible sovereign rights over the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and their surrounding maritime spaces”, in his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.
Last week's meeting in Buenos Aires of the Malvinas Question Observatory from the province of Tierra del Fuego with the Malvinas Department at the Argentine foreign ministry has not been without consequences.