September 2, 2014
Timerman hits back at UK minister over Malvinas dispute
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman has responded to British Minister of State for the Foreign Office Hugo Swire, who stated earlier today that he would rather sit at the negotiating table with Sergio Massa or Mauricio Macri to discuss the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands.
“I’m proud to hear a British official would prefer not to speak with me. If they choose other political parties as their ideal negotiators that means we must be doing something right”, Timerman said to reporters after a conference held at the Defense Ministry.
Timerman assured that the UK official’s statements were “mistaken, as our policy towards Malvinas is not just this government's it belongs to all Argentines and Latin Americans”.
Swire alleged earlier today that the representatives of Argentina’s opposition would show a “more mature vision” over the bilateral dispute than the Kirchnerite government.