Special Committee on Decolonization On Thursday the question of the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) was addressed in a session that culminated once again with the governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom to “find” the resumption of talks. peaceful solution as soon as possible to dispute”.
In Resolution Adopted unanimously, the United Nations reiterated that “the way to end”special colonial status“The settlement of the archipelago is a negotiated settlement of the dispute.
The text – promoted by Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela – regrets that, despite widespread international support for talks, Many resolutions not yet implemented General Assembly on this subject.
the committee listened petitioners on both sides, the inhabitants of the islands, give their reasons in favor of granting sovereignty to one of the two states that claim it.
The session was attended by the Argentine Foreign Minister Felipe Carlos Sola, who Reported a lack of response from the United Kingdom and reaffirmed that there is no reason not to resume negotiations except “the intention of the United Kingdom to maintain its illegal colonial status”.
However, he emphasized that willingness of one’s country to negotiate, as has been repeatedly demanded by United Nations resolutions.
Sola explained that the United Kingdom intends to ignore calls from the United Nations that a . depend on right to self-determination residents of the islands and claiming that the country would agree to enter into negotiations only if they were in favor of the talks.
The Argentine Foreign Minister noted that the British presence in the South Pacific has a military component. This is not right With the logic of guaranteeing the safety of its citizens.
“It makes no sense” The base of 2000 people with atomic elements And increasingly important, and a very strong militarization that has no reason to be based on the attitude of Argentina, which is absolutely peaceful. Malvinas has become the world’s largest aircraft carrier, it is in a strategic area and England is not working to protect the islanders, it is working specifically to maintain a colony there which was originally a military base”, he told a wheel after his intervention in the press committee.
The diplomat said that Argentina is already not willing To open any umbrella about the question of sovereignty “but to keep it at the center” regarding its relationship with the United Kingdom.
He said that Argentina Fully settled in Malvinas With the Governor of Argentina, Companies and Commerce.
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Sola recognized that the United Kingdom would at some point have to convince itself that its position is less and less sustainable, as evidenced by the general agreement at the United Nations that Malvinas’ status is “a colonial position.”
“And there’s no room for colonialism In the XXI century”, Insisted.
He stated that it is not possible to resort to the principle of self-determination of the people in the case of the inhabitants of the islands “because that city was transplanted and defended from others who came, such as the Argentines to be there”.
Furthermore, he said, the United Kingdom has violated the decisions of the United Nations. overexploitation of natural resources and fishing, as well as when looking for oil.
At the committee’s session, the bloc of Latin American countries supported Argentina’s claims and called for dialogue.
Latin American support for the claim
on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Mexico reiterated in the voice of its Ambassador to the United Nations, Ramon de la Fuente, “Strongest support for legitimate rightsIn disputes over sovereignty over the “Argentinas” of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime realms.
It also made clear the “enduring interest of the countries of the region” in finding the Argentine and British governments to resume negotiations as soon as possible. peaceful and final solution According to the resolutions of the United Nations, for the said dispute.
The ambassador to Mexico, the country that holds the temporary presidency of the group, insisted on the CELAC members ” The will of the Argentine government to generate mechanisms To resume dialogue that allows finding a definitive solution to the sovereignty dispute”.
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