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.
The British Government and the Government of Argentina have agreed to an improved relationship through closer co-operation on areas of mutual interest, including on trade, security and the South Atlantic. A UK-Argentine joint statement has been agreed and released on Tuesday 13 September, following a series of high level meetings in Buenos Aires with Sir Alan Duncan - the first Foreign Office Minister to visit Argentina since 2009.
Britain reiterated interest in strengthening relations with Argentina in areas of mutual interest, but also underlined London's position regarding the Falkland Islands remains unchanged, while from Stanley, the Falklands' elected government expressed its willingness to explore a potential cooperation with the Argentine government.
By the Honourable Mike Summers, OBE (*) - Over the weekend of the 6th and 7th February, the press in Argentina reported that the Government of Argentina (GoA) was going to change its approach to its treatment of the Falkland Islands, its relationship with the United Kingdom and how it intends to “resolve the Falklands question”
The Canadian government reaffirmed its support of the Falkland Islands and their right to self determination, according to a report from the Canadian edition of The Wall Street Journal.
(By COHA*) - Taking advantage of the 30th anniversary of the Falkland Islands War (April 2/June 14), Argentine President Cristina Fernández and her administration have become increasingly confrontational toward the United Kingdom regarding the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands.
The UK has no doubts about Falkland Islands sovereignty: ‘they are British and they are not negotiable’, said on Monday a Foreign Office spokesperson in reply to a Sunday statement from the G77 plus China calling on Argentina and UK to resume sovereignty negotiations over the South Atlantic Islands.
Britain again categorically rejected any Falkland Islands sovereignty negotiations with Argentina and reiterated that London’s position on the issue “has not changed at all”. However “as has been standing policy”, the UK is always ready to discuss issues of common interest in the South Atlantic.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, CFK, described UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s emphatic refusal to discuss Falklands/Malvinas Islands’ sovereignty as “mediocre and almost stupid” and promised to continue indefatigably with the claim in all world forums.
British Prime Minister, David Cameron, sent a clear message on Wednesday during a Parliamentary speech regarding Argentina’s claim over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands as the British leader stated that sovereignty “is not negotiable. Period!”