The Government reaffirmed sovereignty over the Malvina …

He Argentine government ratified the sovereignty about the Falkland Islands upon completion 188 years from british occupation. “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, “said the Secretary of the Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic, Daniel Filmus.

“The recovery of the effective exercise of our sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands, South Georgia, 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 and constitutes a State policy, “said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement issued in commemoration of the 188th anniversary of the English occupation of the archipelago that constitutes part of the national territory.

In the same sense it was expressed Ernesto Alonso, ex-combatant of the war for the recovery of the islands in 1982, and a member of the National Council for Matters Relating to the Malvinas Islands created a month ago, stating that “188 years of occupation and the Argentine people never stopped claiming their sovereignty before this power that continues to be a neocolonial military, and that he usurped our territory by force. “The former soldier stressed that” with the arrival of the government of Alberto Fernández and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, we have once again resumed a path that will lead us to that reconstruction of the road to definitive recovery of the occupied territories. It has been modified in a 180 degree turn to achieve the consolidation of a State policy on sovereign policies “, establishing a contrast with the policy on the Malvinas Islands that the government of former President Mauricio Macri deployed.

“The international community has insisted on the call for dialogue through numerous declarations from multilateral forums such as the Organization of American States (OAS), the Group of 77 and China, the Ibero-American Summit, the Community of Latin American States and Caribbean (CELAC), the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), the MERCOSUR Parliament (PARLASUR), the Africa-South America Summit (ASA) and the South America-Arab Countries Summit (ASPA), have requested the resumption of negotiations as soon as possible “, affirmed the political authorities of the Foreign Ministry.

For its part, Filmus highlighted that “the 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 of Matters Relating to the Malvinas Islands, made up of the majority political forces that are already working on medium and long-term policy proposals. ”In turn, the official added that“ 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 (XX) of the United Nations General Assembly. “

The ministry noted that “the refusal to comply with the obligation to resume sovereignty negotiations is aggravated by the continuous introduction of unilateral acts by the United Kingdom. These actions include the exploration and exploitation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources -which Argentina has continuously rejected-, as well as an unjustified and disproportionate military presence in the Islands “. For this reason, the former combatant Alonso stressed that “this cause concerns all Argentines, and we must begin to plan a State policy, a policy of a socio-productive project that links us more to this, our immense territory.”

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