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Argentina wants Falkland Islands back

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 23, 2019
Falkland Islands
LatAm   Falkland Islands

A delegation from Argentina will be travelling to New York to make the country's annual claim over the Falkland Islands sovereignty before the United Nations Decolonization Committee.

The delegation will be headed by foreign minister Jorge Faurie, according to reports in the Buenos Aires media and will include opposition Kirchnerite lawmaker Daniel Filmus, Tierra del Fuego province Malvinas affairs chairman, Jorge Argüello and incumbent Senators Julio Cobos, who has visited privately the Falklands and Federico Pinedo who is a long line descendent of the original settlers' party in the late 1820s but who were removed by US seal hunters and later the returning British in 1833.

Also attending will be Cornelia Schmidt-Lierman, chairwoman of the Lower House foreign relations committee.

This will be one of the first time the official Argentine delegation to the C24 meeting invite members of the opposition to participate.

Apparently foreign minister Faurie will underscore the current constructive approach of president Mauricio Macri administration's to the Falklands/Malvinas question, which among other things, under the guidance of the International Red Cross, and following on an Argentine/UK joint statement, opened the way for the humanitarian plan to help identify most of the remains buried in the Falklands, in the Argentine military cemetery, under a gravestone that read, “Argentine soldier, only known to God”.

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