Argentina’s ambassador in London, Alicia Castro, addressed publicly foreign minister Hague for the Malvinas/Falklands issue (video)
May 2, 2012
Argentina’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Alicia Castro, adressed Foreign Minister William Hague during a press conference about the Malvinas/Falklands issue. The british official cut her several times and avoided the unexpected question.
“Seeing that the United Nations and the international community and a large group of Nobel prize winners urge both countries to (start) negotiations in order to find a pacific and permanent resolution, my question is: Are you ready for dialogue? Are we going to give peace a chance?” she asked as Hague took questions from the audience.
A flustered Hague tried to inturrept her several times. Finally he said “that’s more than enough questions. Thank you. That’s enough. Stop.”
Hague avoided the call for dialogue and responded: “Self-determination is a basic political right of the people of the Falkland Islands … You can count on us always, permanently, to stand by that right.”
After the press conference, Castro complained about Hague, saying that he did not answer her questions. “You cannot say that you are so good at human rights and democracy if you are not open for dialogue,” she said.
“Self-determination is not a right that every country has or every population has. A province in my country cannot decide if they want to belong to China,” she concluded.