May 20, 2013
UN agrees to open talks with Ghana over Libertad frigate
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman met today with top officials at the United Nations in New York to initiate talks over the illegal detention of the navy training frigate Libertad in Ghana.
Timerman met with UN secretary-general Ban Ki Moon and said that he had “agreed to open talks with Ghana to exchange opinions on how best to resolve the conflict between Argentina and the African nation.”
The detention of the training ship was main topic of discussion previously labelled “a worrying precedent for world navigation,” by the government in a communiqué.
Timerman met today with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon alongside Argentine Ambassador to the US Jorge Argüello, Deputy foreign minister Eduardo Zuian and the permanent representative to the UN, María Cristina Perceval.