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THE QUESTION OF MALVINAS ISLANDS


Protesta argentina por ejercicios militares en las Islas Malvinas.

Viernes 14 de Octubre de 2016
Información para la Prensa N°:
337/16
La Cancillería Argentina ha tomado conocimiento el día 13 de octubre, a través del Servicio de Hidrografía Naval dependiente del Ministerio de Defensa, de la realización por parte del Gobierno británico de ilegítimos ejercicios militares en el área de las Islas Malvinas entre los días 19 y 28 de octubre de 2016, que incluirán el lanzamiento de misiles “Rapier”.
Ante ello, en el marco de las obligaciones y responsabilidades de nuestro país en materia de seguridad de la navegación en el Atlántico Sudoccidental, el Servicio de Hidrografía Naval emitió el 14 de octubre un radioaviso náutico informando sobre el desarrollo del ejercicio. 
La República Argentina rechaza la realización de estos ejercicios en territorio argentino ilegítimamente ocupado por el Reino Unido, los que desconocen las resoluciones de las Naciones Unidas y de otros organismos internacionales, que instan a ambos países a reanudar las negociaciones a fin de encontrar una solución pacífica y definitiva a la disputa de soberanía, así como a abstenerse de realizar actos unilaterales en los territorios y espacios marítimos bajo disputa.
El accionar del Reino Unido se contradice asimismo con el principio de solución pacífica de las controversias, apoyado unánimemente por los países de la región y que se refleja en el rechazo a dichas acciones militares, puesto de manifiesto en declaraciones de los países del MERCOSUR y la UNASUR.
El día de hoy el Vicecanciller Carlos Foradori hizo entrega de una Nota al Embajador del Reino Unido en nuestro país con una formal y enérgica protesta ante los mencionados ejercicios militares, exigiéndole que se abstenga de realizarlos, a la vez que pondrá en conocimiento de la situación al Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas. –

 

 

Argentina protests against military exercises in the Malvinas Islands

Friday 14 de October de 2016
Información para la Prensa N°:
337/16
On 13 October, the Argentine Foreign Ministry became aware, through the Argentine Naval Hydrographic Service of the Ministry of Defence, of the British Government's plans to conduct unlawful military exercises in the area of the Malvinas Islands on 19-28 October 2016, which will include the launch of “Rapier” missiles.
In view of this, within the framework of the obligations and responsibilities of our country in terms of navigation security in the Southwest Atlantic, the Argentine Naval Hydrographic Service broadcast a notice on 14 October to report on the planned military exercises. 
The Argentine Republic condemns the performance of these exercises in Argentine territory unlawfully occupied by the United Kingdom, which are in disregard of the resolutions adopted by the United Nations and other international organizations that call on both parties to resume negotiations in order to find a peaceful and definitive resolution to the sovereignty dispute, as well as to refrain from taking unilateral action in the territories and maritime areas in dispute.
The actions of the United Kingdom are also contrary to the principle of peaceful settlement of disputes, which is unanimously supported by the countries of the region, as reflected in the condemnation of such military actions. This has been expressed in statements of MERCOSUR and UNASUR countries.
Today, Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Foradori delivered a Note to the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Argentina, containing a formal, firm protest against the planned military exercises, requesting that the UK abstain from conducting such exercises, and informing that the situation will be brought to the UN Secretary General's notice. 
  Press Release No. 337/16
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THE QUESTION OF MALVINAS ISLANDS

PRESS RELEASE

On 3 January 1833, the Malvinas Islands were occupied by British forces that displaced the Argentine population and authorities that had legitimately settled there and replaced them with subjects from the occupying power. The Argentine Republic immediately protested this illegitimate forceful act that is still maintained, without consenting to it at any time.

The Argentine Government reasserts once again the imprescriptible sovereignty rights of the Argentine Republic over the Malvinas, the South Georgias and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas, which are an integral part of its national territory.

The unlawful British colonial occupation, which is already into its 179th year, is aggravated by a provocative and continuous disregard for international law evinced by the United Kingdom s persistent reluctance to resume negotiations on sovereignty pursuant to the UN mandate in force, established through Resolution 2065 (XX) of the General Assembly and endorsed by nine subsequent resolutions. This unlawfulness is further compounded by the presence of the military base established in the South Atlantic on the basis of false needs of defence, as well as by the constant conduct of unlawful unilateral activities in the disputed area. These activities are contrary to the relevant United Nations General Assembly resolutions and include the despoilment   contrary to international law   of renewable and non-renewable resources in the area, and the conduct of military exercises, including the launch of missiles from the Malvinas Islands.

The region has unanimously rejected British military presence in the South Atlantic and has voiced its concern about the unilateral activities referred to above through several pronouncements of the summits of Presidents of MERCOSUR Member States and Associate States; of UNASUR; of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and of the Ibero-American Community.

Other regions have also spoken out for the resumption of negotiations, such as the Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA), the Africa-South America (ASA) Summit and the G-77 plus China.

The Argentine Government reiterates, once more and on this 179th anniversary of the dispossession, its ongoing and sincere willingness to resume bilateral negotiations with the United Kingdom, as demanded by the international community, in order to find a peaceful and definitive solution to the sovereignty dispute and thus put an end to an anachronistic situation that is inconsistent with the evolution of the current post-colonial world.

Buenos Aires, 3 January 2012

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