Argentina wants to regain control of the Falkland Islands and urged Britain to negotiate

The new government of Argentina will continue to fight for the right to sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).

This is stated in the statement of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Argentina on January 3, timed to the anniversary of the landing on the island by the British troops, according to

«Today, after 183 years after the illegal occupation that still continues, the people and the Argentine government once again reaffirmed the inalienable right of the Argentine Republic to sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands, South Georgia and the South sandwich Islands», – stated in the message.

Argentina’s foreign Ministry stressed that the restoration of control over the disputed territory peacefully will remain a priority in the foreign policy of the state. The Agency urged Britain to return to negotiations to resolve the territorial dispute.

December 10, 2015 election victory in Argentina was won by the center-right. The head of the party Mauricio Macri has announced that the new policy will dramatically differ from the socialism of the family Kirchner, led the country the last 12 years.

Argentina does not recognize the referendum results 2013, during which the majority of the inhabitants voted for the territory to remain British.

The archipelago of two large and 200 small Islands in the South-Western Atlantic, is located about 500 kilometres off the coast of Argentina and 12 thousand miles from the UK. This is actually the gate to the Antarctic, which give control over an extremely resource-rich areas of the ocean.

The war between Britain and Argentina for control of Falkland Islands began on 2 April 1982 and ended in victory for Britain.

Argentina wants to regain control of the Falkland Islands and urged Britain to negotiate 04.01.2016

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