The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez, asserted this Tuesday that the “usurpation” of the Malvinas Islands by the United Kingdom “should embarrass the whole world”, after opening a memorial after the 190th anniversary of the British occupation of the archipelago.
Fernández remarked that an “act of colonialism” such as the “usurpation” of the Malvinas Islands “should embarrass the whole world”, as he considered the “slogan” to claim sovereignty over the islands “unifying” of Argentine society as “correct”.
“Argentina does not see its full sovereignty while the United Kingdom continues to usurp those territories (…) We are not at peace with ourselves if we do not continue to demand, for those who have given their lives, for those who continue to fight,” he noted in statements compiled by the agency. blame.
Thus, the Argentine president added that his government would continue to “insist that the Malvinas Islands are Argentine”. “The restoration of sovereignty and for Argentina to enjoy territorial freedom must attract the attention of the most powerful countries in the world,” he said.
Argentina claims sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands – the Falklands in the British nomenclature -, which is why they are usually suspicious of any gesture from the United Kingdom, even if it derives from the royal family. In 2016, he slammed Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, as he spent six weeks taking military training in the archipelago.
Last month, Buenos Aires summoned the UK’s ambassador to the country, Kirsty Hayes, to protest a series of military exercises that took place near the Malvinas Islands.
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