May 20, 2013
Timerman: Malvinas sets a test for international legal system
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman assured today that the Malvinas sovereignty debate “is not just another case of colonialism but a situation that tests the entire international justice system.”
The statement was made during the opening of the first meeting organized with the 18 European groups that promote the dialogue between Argentina and the United Kingdom.
“It is unacceptable to have States that ignore all United Nations resolutions just because of their military power and their membership to the club of the most powerful nations.”
Timerman thanked the presence of politicians, academics, writers and journalists from 18 European countries that starting today and until tomorrow will debate the sovereignty of the South Atlantic archipelago (Malvinas, South Georgia, South Sandwich islands) at Argentina’s Embassy in London.
“It’s an unbelievable burst of strength that one feel when so many people from around the world tells one to perfectly understand the Malvinas situation”, Timerman told reporters.
Likewise, the official remembered that “there are 95 groups from 80 countries that have already expressed their solidarity to Argentina.”