May 24, 2013
After CFK's speech, Cameron says 'there'll be absolutely no negotiation'
Following President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's reclaim for dialogue between the UK and Argentina over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands at the UN yesterday, UK Prime Minister David Cameron responded making it clear that 'there will be absolutely no negotiation,' over the islands.
Cameron gave a speech at the annual Falkland (Malvinas) Islands Government reception last night, in which he remained firm over the UK’s stance over the islands, and commemorated those who fell during the Malvinas War, which ended exactly thirty years ago yesterday.
"Let me be equally clear on this. When it comes to the sovereignty of the Falklands (Malvinas) Islands, there will be absolutely no negotiation," Cameron said to the press.
"This is not some game of global monopoly, with nations passing a territory between them," the UK Prime Minister furthered, making it clear that "it is about the islanders determining their own future. It has been their home for almost 180 years."
In addition, Cameron was sure to make it clear to the Fernández de Kirchner's administration that "the UK has no aggresive intentions towards" Argentina.
Likewise, the UK Prime Minister said that the anniversary was “a change for us to do two important things: to look back and remember those who fell and to look forward to what the future holds for the Falklands (Malvinas).”
"As long as they (the islanders) wish to remain a British territory that is the way it will stay."
Fernández de Kirchner presented Argentina's plea for 'dialogue' and 'peace' with the UK yesterday afternoon in New York, while addressing the Decolonization Committee at the United Nations.
Both Cameron and the Argentine Head of State will be attending the G20 meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico on Sunday.