Celac reiterated its "strongest support for the legitimate rights" of Argentina over the Malvinas

Although Javier Milei did not go or send any representative, presidents and diplomats from 32 Celac member countries ratified their support for the Argentine claim.

2 de March de 2024 11:22

The VIII Celac Summit was held this Friday in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) unanimously approved this Friday a joint declaration in which they reiterated their "strongest support for the legitimate rights" of Argentina in the dispute with the United Kingdom over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands.

Argentina, which did not send any high representative to the VIII Celac Summit held this Friday in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, received broad support from the remaining 32 members in its position on the Malvinas, under British domination and whose sovereignty the South American country.

Thus, they reiterated "their strongest support for the legitimate rights of the Argentine Republic in the dispute over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands (...) as well as the permanent interest of the countries of the region in resuming negotiations between the Governments of the Argentine Republic and the United Kingdom (...) in order to find, as soon as possible, a peaceful and definitive solution to the aforementioned dispute," the statement stressed.

The support for Argentina occurred despite the fact that the Argentine president, Javier Milei, did not attend the summit in the Caribbean country, which was attended mainly by leaders with a left-wing profile, such as the Colombian Gustavo Petro, the Cuban Miguel Díaz -Canel, the Venezuelan Nicolás Maduro, the Brazilian Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the Bolivian Luis Arce, all at the ideological antipodes of the libertarian president.

Even so, the statement highlighted the "permanent constructive attitude and the will of the Argentine Government to reach, through negotiations, a peaceful and definitive solution to this anachronistic colonial situation on American soil, which allows finding a solution to the sovereignty dispute. ".

The Malvinas, 600 kilometers from the Argentine mainland coast and 13,000 kilometers from London, were the scene of a war between Argentina and the United Kingdom in 1982.

The war - which ended with a victory for the United Kingdom - left a death toll of 649 Argentines, 255 British and three islanders.



By Agenda Malvinas


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