“Today more than ever the UK needs to listen to the demands of the international community,” Filmus noted.
The Secretary of the Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic, Daniel Filmus, demanded this Saturday that Great Britain “listen to the claim of the international community and restart the dialogue to resolve peacefully” the conflict over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands, by tomorrow will be the 188th anniversary of the occupation of illegal by the United Kingdom.
“Today more than ever it is necessary for the United Kingdom to listen to the claim of the international community, restart the dialogue to peacefully resolve the dispute over sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands and comply with resolution 2065 of the United Nations General Assembly, “Filmus said through a statement.
On January 3, 1833, the Falkland Islands were illegally occupied by British forces that evicted the population and the Argentine authorities established there legitimately, to replace them with British subjects.
The illegitimate occupation of the Malvinas was immediately protested by the Argentine authorities of that time and was never consented to by any Argentine government.
“The Malvinas Cause and the defense of the enormous natural resources of the surrounding maritime spaces have once again become State policy. He National Congress unanimously approved the laws promoted by President Alberto Fernández to establish the Outer Limit of the Continental Shelf, the increase in fines for illegal fishing and the creation of the National Advisory Council on Matters Relating to the Malvinas Islands, made up of the majority political forces that is already working on medium and long-term policy proposals, ”said the official.
In that sense, Filmus assured that “the recovery of the effective exercise of national sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands, South Georgia, the South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime spaces, in accordance with international law and respecting the way of life of its inhabitants, is a permanent and inalienable objective of the Argentine people, as it is embodied in our National Constitution “.
From the beginning of its emancipation process, Argentina, as the legitimate heir to the continental, insular and maritime territories that had belonged to Spain, exercised its sovereignty over these archipelagos and maritime spaces through various acts of government that included the appointment of authorities , the taking of possession of the Falkland Islands on behalf of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata and the first raising of the Argentine flag on that soil, a historic event that marked 200 years in 2020.
“The call of the international community regarding the need to carry out bilateral negotiations between the United Kingdom and Argentina to find a peaceful solution to the sovereignty dispute Taking into account the interests of the inhabitants of the Islands, it was embodied 55 years ago, without any vote against, in resolution 2065 of the United Nations General Assembly “, Filmus recalled.
That resolution, approved on December 16, 1965, recognized the existence of the dispute over sovereignty over the South American islands between the United Kingdom and Argentina and urged the countries to “continue without delay the negotiations recommended by the Special Committee in charge of examine the situation. “
“The UK’s refusal to comply with the obligation to resume sovereignty negotiations is compounded by continued actions of exploration and exploitation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources, as well as an unjustified and disproportionate military presence in the Islands, “said Secretary Filmus.