May 25, 2013
US congressman to visit Malvinas, express support for UK's claim
A Republican congressman from the US will visit the Malvinas Islands on Monday to have a meeting with the local government, in another demonstration of his party’s support for the islanders’ position on the sovereignty controversy.
Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner is scheduled to reach the archipelago on Monday, in a time in which the tension between Argentina and Great Britain over the Malvinas’ sovereignty is already high.
The US politician is scheduled to meet with the islands’ governor, Nigel Haywood.
His official activities during the visit include attending a meeting of the local legislative assembly and touring the military base where Prince William is currently deployed for military exercises.
According to news sources, the lawmaker could be briefed on Britain’s armed presence in the area during his visit to the base.
Once his tour concludes, Sensenbrenner is scheduled to offer a press conference on Thursday from the Hotel Malvina House.
The Republican congressman has been in office since 1978 and represents the state of Wisconsin. His busy schedule this week suggests that his party supports Great Britain’s stance on the sovereignty claim.