May 24, 2013
Malvinas: Argentina to renew negotiations claims at the UN
With the support of top regional officials, Argentina will renew its long-standing demand that the UK sits at the negotiating table to discuss the Malvinas Islands’ sovereignty dispute at the United Nations this week.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman will meet in New York with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and the president of the Special Committee on Decolonization Diego Morejón Pazmiño between Monday and Tuesday.
According to a statement by the Foreign Ministry, the head of Argentina’s diplomatic affairs will attend such meetings joined by foreign ministers who currently preside over the pro-tempore presidency of the main Latin American and Caribbean blocs.
The Foreign Ministry has also stressed the significance of the New York meetings as a “favorable opportunity to expose the reasons of the illegality of the referendum” that the British inhabitants of Malvinas Islands held to ratify their decision to remain an overseas territory of the UK earlier in March but that “no regional country” has recognized as a legitimate voting process.
On Friday, legislators from more than 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries supported Argentina’s stance against the referendum at the 128th Assembly of the World Inter-Parliamentary Union.