Andrés Dachary: “We celebrate that for the first time in history, Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union take a position on the Malvinas Question”

“Never before has the EU been involved or committed to the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands.

20 de July de 2023 18:15

"British isolation in its anachronistic policy of maintaining colonialism is increasingly palpable," Dachary said.

The Secretary of Malvinas, Antarctica, South Atlantic Islands and International Affairs of the province, Andrés Dachary , referred to the declaration made by the European Union (EU) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) regarding the Islands. Malvinas, where they were mentioned as a disputed territory.

The initiative took place within the framework of the III bi-regional Summit held in Brussels, Belgium; where Argentina achieved, for the first time in history, that the EU officially recognizes the importance of dialogue and respect for international law in the peaceful solution of the controversy regarding the Question of sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands.

In this regard, Dachary stated that this "leaves in black and white the increasingly palpable British isolation in its anachronistic policy of maintaining colonialism while failing to comply with its international obligations."

Likewise, he explained that in the Declaration itself “there are two points that are more indirect and are designed in Malvinas key, and that have to do, on the one hand, with understanding the geographical scope of CELAC as a Zone of Peace, which makes it a tacit denunciation of the process of militarization that the United Kingdom is carrying out.”

“And on the other hand, a point about reaffirming the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations where they point out territorial integrity; and that is the maximum element that our country wields in this sovereign controversy, where the United Kingdom since 1833 is breaking with our territorial integrity, a product of usurpation," he explained.

Likewise, the official recalled that the EU had never before been involved or committed to the Question of sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands, understanding that this “occurred due to a cluster of situations that were carried out, such as the work of our Foreign Ministry, and also a paradigm shift at the international level that in the 21st century there is no place for colonialism: either you are a colonialist or you fight against it. On the other hand, Brexit, with the departure of the United Kingdom from the EU that has completely redefined the British relationship with the rest of the European countries.”

Dachary considered that a position taken at the regional bloc level like this “proposes an infinite range of possibilities, not only in relation to the link with the EU but with the different countries that make it up, where a new opportunity opens up to start building accessions bilaterally and move forward with concrete actions.”

By Agenda Malvinas

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