The Government of Argentina has formally conveyed to the United Kingdom a proposal to manufacture the entire production of the Oxford-AstraZeneca anti-covid-19 vaccine locally and also made a formal complaint about the failure to deliver the 22.5 million doses of which 60% has already been paid for.1 comment
The governments of the United Kingdom, the Falkland Islands and Argentina agreed on Thursday to carry out a new stage of the Humanitarian Project Plan that began in 2017 and has allowed the identification of 115 Argentine soldiers fallen during the 1982 armed conflict. The agreement was signed at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, Switzerland and the Plan will be resumed in August, as confirmed by the British Embassy in Buenos Aires.
An Argentine businessman, president of one of the country's largest corporations, has been awarded the Order of the British Empire, OBE, for “his services to relations between the United Kingdom and Argentina.”
The United Kingdom has appointed on Friday Mrs Kirsty Isobel Hayes as the future Ambassador to Argentina in succession to Mr Mark Kent. The British embassy in Buenos Aires will welcome Hayes in September 2021.
UK and Argentina exchanged notes on Thursday in order to advance to a new stage in the Humanitarian Project Plan, which between 2017 and 2019 enabled the identification of 115 Argentine soldiers who died in the Falkland Islands during the 1982 conflict.
This is a clear example of the kind of cooperation needed to battle the Covid-19 pandemic globally, UK Ambassador Mark Kent said following the Wednesday announcement of the agreement for the production in Argentina of the vaccine currently being developed by the AstraZeneca lab and the University of Oxford.
Argentina's Jewish community has expressed outrage at the decision to print a banknote bearing the likeness of a doctor who expressed support for Nazi ideology and even backed Josef Mengele's experiments on Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz.
Argentina on Monday said it had reached out to Britain`s ambassador in Buenos Aires to offer material support to the inhabitants of the Falkland Islands hit by the coronavirus outbreak.
Ambassador Mark Kent said the United Kingdom wants to be a partner of Argentina in such areas as the development of railways, following a meeting of a British trade mission with the head of the country's Railways infrastructure Administration, ADIFSE, Ricardo Lissalde.
The British Embassy has announced that applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK are open until 5 November 2019.