On the day of Argentina’s sovereignty over the Malvinas/Falklands, the Government reaffirmed its “exclusive authority” over the islands.

Today, the day of Argentina’s sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, Argentina’s Foreign Ministry reaffirmed in a statement, “on the current situation arising from the illegal unilateral action of hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation in the area illegally occupied by the United Kingdom, the Government of Argentina reaffirms its exclusive authority to establish conditions conducive to the activities on the hydrocarbons in the continental shelf areas of Argentina.”

The statement added that “Therefore, any attempt to authorize the execution of those activities that do not emanate from the Argentine government is an illegal act against both the Argentine law and international law” and explains “In addition, various agencies and international fora, including which highlights the United Nations Organization and the Organization of American States, the Ibero-American Summits, the Peace and Cooperation Zone South Atlantic, the Summit of South American – Arab Countries, the South American Summit – Africa , the Rio Group Summit of Latin America and the Caribbean, recognize the existence of the sovereignty dispute and urged both sides to resume the negotiating process. “

“The government of Argentina today reiterates once again its continued willingness to resume negotiations aimed at finding a peaceful and lasting solution to the sovereignty dispute in the question of the Malvinas Islands” the statement said, indicating that, without But “unfortunately, until now, a persistent and unjustified refusal of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, thus perpetuating an anachronistic colonial situation incompatible with the passing of time.”

On June 10 marks the Day of Affirmation of Argentine rights to the Malvinas Islands and the Antarctic Sector. That same day, in 1829, it was created the Political and Military Command of the Malvinas Islands and adjacent to Cape Horn in the Atlantic Ocean, by Decree of the Acting Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires, Brigadier General Martin Rodriguez.

The statement concludes that Argentina is looking for a peaceful diplomatic settlement for a satisfactory solution to the issue.

14 Responses to On the day of Argentina’s sovereignty over the Malvinas/Falklands, the Government reaffirmed its “exclusive authority” over the islands.

  1. I am English and live here in Argentina. I have come to know the people here fairly well. On the whole they decent people. However, due to the education system here they are very uneducated in world affairs and history. They have a very old fashioned way of teaching and the chilfren as young as 3 get “indoctrinated” that the “Islas Malvinas” are their lands. They actually believe it without looking into the facts. I am as patriotic to England as the next man but faced with the logical facts it would be hard for me to say that , lets say Ireland for example, Is still part of England.
    They don’t want to lose face but they refuse to learn history or think in a logical way for self determination. Only by living here do I understand them now.
    Some, a precious few, do understand. They know the government is corrupt at all levels. They understand that the UK “built” Argentina. Had the UK been allowed to keep it’s share in the company’s here way back in time Argentina may have riveled Brazil or even the USA for dominance in the Americas.
    If much some twist of unlucky fate befell the Falklands then Argentina would surely destroy it’s economy and lifestyle within a few years. They have done it to the rest of the country after all.
    The falklands are a tool for the government. They invoke them when things are going bad for them. To gain popular support. If they ever took them over they would need a new “malvinas” to sabre rattle and stir up the people in a few years.
    I am not anti Argentine but I understand a bit more about the day to day life here and in general the govenment acts like something from the 18th century. Which is passed down (force fed) to the uneducated masses.

  2. I guess a repeat of the 1982 Argentine liberation of Malvinas is what UK will have to live with regardless of their convictions, it took over 100 years for Argentina’s patience to run out, let’s hope this time around UN makes Argentine people rights also count, can 3.000 colonist will more than 3.0000.000 Argentine ? I think not.

  3. In reply to Carlos:

    Unfortunately i dont remember the British (find out the difference between England please) as it happened around 150 years before i was born. However, this is a stupid thing to say as it has no relevance whatsoever to the discussion.

    In reply to my ‘not a true history’: I am an Argentine based historian/lecturer. Ii can give you a lesson if you so desire?

    The Islands are whatever they want to be, and unfortunately they want to be whatever people like you aren’t.

    Our breaking economy, social unrest, colonial attitude and lack of a forward thinking Government are the reason why the Islanders do not wish to become part of our declining country.

    And finally, I dont think people in Argentina understand what ‘British Oversea’s Territory’ means. The Islands do not belong to Britain in the sense we think they do, they are self governing. Britain cannot – under international law- give the Islands to anyone. They do not ‘own’ them like a packet of sweets. It would be Illegal/impossible for Britain to give the Islands to Argentina without the population agreeing to it.

    I hope this helps.

  4. Never mind guys Argentina sooner or later will recover the Malvinas be by peaceful means or the British way, by FORCE.

    Probably the only way they know since they subjugated many parts of the world.

    • Unfortunately, there is no evidence to suggest that Britain took the Islands by force. Nor is there any evidence to suggest that Britain conducted actions deemed illegal at the re-occupation of the Islands in 1833. Remember, the Argentine argument of illegal occupation cannot be recognised in international law, as when it happened, there was nothing in place to suggest that the re-taking of the islands was illegal.

      As the official history of the Islands states, most of the population remained after the British reoccupation

      Furthermore, and to clarify one of the biggest confusions in our claim for the Islands, Argentina has never legally owned the Islands under international law. Our constitution does of course state our right to them, but that is it. Unfortunately, again there is no historical evidence to back this up other than some very bizarrely worded treaty’s between Spain and Britain.

      Once more, it is important to understand that if the citizens of the Falkland Islands are there illegally, then by that logic we are in Argentina illegally.

      We must simply hope that the Islanders chooses the Argentine Government over the British Government, but until we stop with our ludicrous accusations, this will not happen.

      I suggest that many of my fellow citizens go out and conduct UN-BIAS research into the history of the Islands

  5. Lexas and Luke are, of course, quite right. The immigrant nation(?) of Argentina has no legitimate or valid claim to the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands or its territorial waters.
    How many British nuclear submarines are on patrol off the coasts of South America? Who knows.
    British ELINT systems are capable of intercepting all electronic communications, including those using mobile phones.

  6. Bilateral negotiations are not possible. In the light of the UN principle of self-determination and the self-governing nature of the British Overseas Territory of the Falkland Islands, only tripartite negotiations are possible. Such tripartite negotiations are possible only with the agreement of the three parties.
    Various organisations are irrelevant. These include the Organization of American States, the Ibero-American Summits, the Peace and Cooperation Zone South Atlantic, the Summit of South American – Arab Countries, the South American Summit – Africa , the Rio Group Summit of Latin America and the Caribbean and the UN Special Committee on Decolonisation.

  7. @martin
    You really are a nasty little boy, you know. Still, with a President like the Botox Queen, what can be expected?
    Let’s see now, Nestor is Secretary-General of UNASUR and the Botox Queen is President of Argentina. Both have a stated objective of remaining in power for the next 10-15 years. Won’t be long before South America becomes Kirchnerland.

  8. It is a matter of fact that Britain attacked Buenos Aires in 1806 and 1807. At a time when Spain was a puppet-state of Napoleon’s French Empire. There were no further attacks, not because of the “valiant” defence of the inhabitants but because, in 1807, Britain undertook the Peninsular War freeing first Portugal and then Spain from French domination. This took until 1814. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough and, after Napoleon’s return from Elba, Britain had to fight again until the British Army was victorious under the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Might have been better to leave Spain and its colonies to France.

  9. Carlos:

    I think you need to read the official history of the Falkland Islands. They where reclaimed by the British in 1833 at the expulsion of Luis Vernet: a recognised pirate (research him). A large majority of the population of the Islands chose to stay, and none where forced out illegally.

    The Islands where claimed by Britain long before this, however, and Britain never relinquished her claim to the Islands.

    To reiterate:

    After Argentina became a country, the Buenos Aires Government of the time decided that the Falkland Islands where Argentine, and sent a fleet of ships to set up a penal institution.

    However, as the islands where currently under British control, the Brits then sent a fleet of a ships to expel the Argentine population (of around 30 people) and most of them (28+) chose to stay. Unfortunately, this is historical fact. The Argentine population was on the Islands illegally.

    The people of the Islands have the right to decide, as many of them have been settled there for around 7-8 generations. How long can you trace your history in your home country? Do the Argentine’s have any aim to give the land taken from the native inhabitants through bloodshed AFTER the Falklands where setttled by Britain, back to the original occupants?

    I thought not.

    Hypocrisy is ripe within our society, let the people of the Islands choose what they want.

    I am, in fact, Argentine. And it is people with opinions such as yours – Carlos – that have prevented the people of the islands wanting to become part of Argentina.

  10. UK, have nothing to do so far from the a** of the queen

  11. Malvinas are Argentinian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    English are Piratas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    give the us again!!! What do you do so far o f your county?

    • The Falklands are British. They have been long before Argentina even existed.

      And please remember that United kingdom does not just mean England.

      Do you remember what happened in 1982? Yeah, your country ILLEGALLY invaded OUR islands and you were defeated. The same will happen again if Argentina tries to invade.

      • YOu are belicist, yoy have nothing to do here. do you remember when English people came to Buenos Aires and tried to conquer the city?????
        You are piratas!!!!!!
        What you say is the History (relly a story) which you ancestor told you, it is not a true history.
        Now that Argentina has the back up uf all America (Include US). You really should know that they are not English.
        UK was always anacronic, you tried to conquist land over the world….you have a Queen!!!! you are so old…..!!!!!!!
        The kindoms are over, have you realised that!!!!!!???????????

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