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Argentina invites UK to resume Falklands question negotiations

Staff Writer |
Argentina has again invited the UK to resume negotiations on the Falklands/Malvinas question.

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This is following on UN assembly resolutions, and urges an end to unilateral activities related to exploration and exploitation of renewable and non renewable natural resources in the disputed area, as well as to the British military presence in the South Atlantic.

The official release from the Argentine foreign ministry refers to June 10, identified in the political calendar as the Day of Affirmation of Argentine Rights over the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and surrounding maritime spaces.

However the tone of the release sounds constructive, (invitation) and also calls for a strengthening of the UK/Argentine bilateral relation.

“In this spirit, the Argentine government reiterates its full willingness to engage in an open and substantial dialogue with the UK on all issues relative to sovereignty and to strengthen the bilateral relation with the purpose of identifying possible areas of cooperation in the South Atlantic”.

Exercising, again, full Argentine sovereignty over the South Atlantic Islands and maritime spaces, “respecting the way of life of its inhabitants and in conformity with International Law” is a standing and unrenounceable objective of the Argentine people, as established in the First Transitory Clause of the National Constitution.

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