The Argentine Foreign Ministry used the “significant diplomatic advance” that the European Union accept to include a motion to the Argentine claim for the Falkland, South Sandwich and South Georgia Islands. It was during the joint declaration of the bi-regional Summit with the countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) on July 17 and 18.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship, santiago cafierowas in charge of highlighting this “triumph of Argentine diplomacy“after for the first time the European bloc was willing to “take notes” of the uninterrupted Argentine claim after the usurpation of the territory in 1833. It occurred within the framework of the third Summit of the EU and CELAC, and just over three years after the United Kingdom left the European bloc, a process known as Brexit.
“This joint declaration represents a new appeal from the international community to the United Kingdom so that he comes to fulfill his obligation to resume negotiations of sovereignty with Argentina”, pointed out Santiago Cafiero. “From this pronouncement the Argentine government has the expectation of Deepen the dialogue with the European Union in relation to the Question of the Malvinas Islands”, he closed.
The achievement, which will not go down well in London, It has to do with the fact that the European bloc officially recognized the “position” of Latin America and the Caribbean regarding the sovereignty of the South Atlantic islands.which highlights the importance of dialogue and respect for international law in the peaceful settlement of disputes.
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What the joint EU-CELAC statement says
In the joint declaration, the EU countries and CELAC reaffirmed their “commitment with the respect for territorial integrity“one of the Arguments put forward by Argentina in the dispute with the United Kingdom over the archipelago; and the “settlement of disputes by peaceful means”. In addition, they proclaimed the area of Latin America and the Caribbean as a “zone of peace.”
“Regarding the question of sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands, the European Union took note of CELAC’s historical position based on the importance of dialogue and respect for international law in the peaceful settlement of disputes”, indicates the joint declaration signed by representatives of both regions.
“We further reaffirm our fundamental commitment to all the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, including the sovereign equality of all States and respect for their territorial integrity, political independence, the settlement of disputes by peaceful means, accordance with the principles of justice and international law”, he adds.