Argentina renews claims over Malvinas in anniversary of British occupation
Argentina’s Foreign Ministry renewed its claims for a “legitimate right” over the Malvinas Islands sovereignty and the need to resume “the bilateral negotiations process” with the United Kingdom in the 179 anniversary of the British occupation of the islands.
In the midst of the Argentine-British conflict over the Malvinas, the national government reminded that the “illegitimate British occupation, that has lasted already 179 years, is being aggravated by a provocative and continuing disdain to the international right.”
“On January 1833, the Malvinas Islands were occupied by British forces that evicted the Argentine authorities and inhabitants that were legitimately living there. The Argentine Republic immediately protested against this action of illegitimate force that remains, without accepting it,” the Foreign Ministry stated in a communiqué.
“This illegitimate action is being increased by the presence of a military base established in the South Atlantic,” it continued.
It added that the “region has unanimously rejected the military presence of the British in the South Atlantic and has showed its concern over the unilateral activities by several announcements of the Mercosur Presidents and associated states, the South American Nations Union (UNASUR), Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the Ibero-American.”
“The Argentine government reiterates, once more and in the 179 anniversary of the occupation, its permanent and sincere willingness to resume the bilateral negotiation process with the United Kingdom and the international community, to find a pacific and definite solution to the sovereignty dispute and end, by this actions, an anachronistic situation, incompatible with the evolution of the current post colonial world,” it concluded.