The UK government questioned it for awarding it the rank of city to Porto Argentino

Argentine port / Photo: 123RF.

On Friday, Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero rejected the announcement of the United Kingdom to grant the rank of city to Porto Argentino, the capital of the Malvinas Islands, and considered that the measure “exposes the colonial nature of the illegal and illegal occupation” practiced by Britain. over the archipelago.

“The British Crown’s declaration on Porto Argentino exposes the colonial nature of the illegal and illegal occupation of the Malvinas Islands,” Cafiero said on his Twitter account.

Then he continued: “To be clear: the territories were usurped from Argentina 189 years ago by a military conquest.”

Along the same lines, he questioned that “the resolution has no effect but confirms that the UK does not respect international law.”

“It is Argentine territory,” he added.

“We will continue to work peacefully and diplomatically to defend our sovereignty,” the post concluded, adding the hashtag #MalvinasNosUne.

for this part, Malvinas, Antarctic and South Atlantic Minister Guillermo Carmona As he expressed himself via the social network: “The British Crown’s declaration regarding Porto Argentino reveals, once again, the colonial nature of the illegal and illegal British occupation of Malvinas.”

“The whole scene is outdated and expresses an outdated imperial claim,” the official added.

“The resolution has no international impact, although it confirms that the UK does not respect international law by maintaining a colonial regime on a part of Argentine territory,” he said.

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He also noted that “Britain’s reluctance to resume negotiations with Argentina on the issue of sovereignty is pivotal.”

He concluded that “the British monarch’s decision does not change the situation at all: Porto Argentino will remain Argentine despite these out-of-time royal grants”.

The United Kingdom granted, on Friday, the rank of a city to eight cities, including Puerto Argentino, the capital of the Malvinas Islands, in the framework of the celebration of the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, on her throne for 70 years, and the Argentine. The government questioned the measure, saying it had a “colonial character” typical of the United Kingdom’s occupation of the archipelago.

He also took the title Milton Keynes in England, Dunfermline in Scotland, Bangor in Northern Ireland, and Wrexham in Wales; And Colchester and Doncaster in England complete the list for a royal mention.

The last honorary competition was held in the UK ten years ago to celebrate the diamond jubilee of the Saudi monarch, and this year, for the first time in history, applications for city status are open to overseas lands such as Porto Argentino and those of a dependency such as Douglas. , on the Isle of Man, as officially reported today.

Argentina maintains a dispute with the United Kingdom over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands, a claim of a constitutional nature endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly, which ratifies every year urging both countries to start negotiations to find a peaceful and final solution to the dispute.

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Decolonization Commission

Carmona undertook a mission to the United Nations Headquarters in New York between Thursday and Friday, in order to hold a series of preparatory work meetings on the occasion of the upcoming annual session of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24), according to the State Department.

Carmona and the Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations, Maria del Carmen Scaife, held “a series of working meetings with United Nations authorities and the permanent missions of other Member States in order to strengthen support and preparation for the next session of the Committee on June 23,” Palacio San Martín said in a statement, that the delegation The national delegation will be attended by a national delegation headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Santiago Cafiero.

The official also received Abdullah Shahid, President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, with whom he discussed the central role of the General Assembly in decolonization processes, including the special and special case of the Malvinas Islands.

On the other hand, the Secretary held, yesterday, a meeting with the Chairman of the Decolonization Commission Keisha McGuire, in which they talked about the upcoming session of the Commission which will deal, as is the case every year, with the question of the Malvinas Islands.

At that session, a unanimous resolution will be adopted reiterating the call to the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom to resume negotiations in order to find a peaceful solution to the sovereignty dispute as soon as possible, as specified in Resolutions of the Assembly.

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The Secretary also met with representatives of Latin American member states at C-24 in order to bolster the traditional support of said delegations while addressing the Malvinas case at the June 23 hearing.

The agenda of today’s meetings included a meeting with the Chargé d’Affairs of the Republic of Mauritius at the United Nations, Joker Naik, in which they addressed the specifics of decolonization cases in the Malvinas Islands and the Chagos Archipelago.

The diplomats exchanged “opinions and views regarding the importance of respecting international law and the provisions of United Nations General Assembly Resolutions 2065 and 2066 calling on the UK government to end the two colonial situations.”

The Special Committee on Decolonization will hold its annual session at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from June 13 to 24, and will take up the issue of the Malvinas Islands at its meeting on June 23.

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