August 22, 2017

International Community and the Malvinas Islands

The Question of the Malvinas Islands: The international community renews its support for the resumption of negotiations on sovereignty

The General Assembly of the Organization of American States and the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization reiterated their call for the resumption of negotiations in order to find a peaceful solution to the Question of the Malvinas Islands.

Last 21 June, the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted by acclamation a new Declaration on the Question of the Malvinas Islands. In this Declaration, the OAS reaffirmed that the Question of the Malvinas Islands is a matter of enduring hemispheric concern and reiterated the need for the Governments of the Argentine Republic and the United Kingdom to resume, as soon as possible, negotiations on the sovereignty dispute, in order to find a peaceful solution to this protracted controversy.

The OAS Member States also expressed their satisfaction at the reaffirmation of the will of the Argentine Government to continue exploring all possible avenues towards a peaceful settlement of the dispute and its constructive approach towards the inhabitants of the Malvinas Islands.

Foreign Minister, ┬áJorge Faurie headed the Argentine delegation and, in his address, reasserted Argentina’s claim for the full exercise of its legitimate sovereignty over the Malvinas, South Georgia, and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas, and reaffirmed the Argentine Government’s firm will to resume negotiations with the United Kingdom in order to find a peaceful and lasting solution to the dispute, respecting the way of life of the inhabitants of the Islands and in accordance with the Argentine Constitution and United Nations General Assembly Resolution No. 2065 (XX).

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