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UK's refusal to discuss Malvinas 'incomprehensible'

File photo of Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman.
File photo of Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman.
File photo of Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman.

The government reiterated Argentina’s “unalienable right” over the Malvinas Islands and urged the United Kingdom to resume negotiations over the disputed territories. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs described the British government refusal to continue talks as “incomprehensible and inadmisible.”

In a official press release celebrating the commemoration of the Affirmation Day of Argentine rights over the Malvinas, South Georgia, South Sandwich islands and their surrounding maritime areas, the government reiterated the country's "unalienable right” over the territories as well as “its firm willingness to resume negotiations with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as soon as possible, as the United Nations have exhorted, for a definitive solution to this as unacceptable as anachronic colonial situation.”

The document points out that Argentina’s stance “has a broad international support,” including that of Latin American and Caribbean governments, as well as the 54 African nations that in 2013 signed the Malabo Declaration, recognizing the legitimate rights of the Argentine Republic in the sovereignty dispute.

The government reiterated that the right to self-determination –argued by the British government in the dispute- is “absolutely and evidently improper and inapplicable” and said that the British “unjustified military presence in the South Atlantic” and its “illegitimate exploration and exploitation of natural resources activities” are “latent threats.”

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Tags:  Malvinas  Argentina  UK  South Atlantic  Falklands  

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