The G77 + China once again supported Argentina in its claim for the Malvinas

He reiterated that the Country has the “right to take judicial measures against unauthorized hydrocarbon prospecting and exploitation activities in that area.”

26 de September de 2023 10:15

The meeting took place in Havana, Cuba; on the 15th and 16th of this current month.

“In the framework of the ministerial meeting held on the margins of the 78th General Assembly of the United Nations, the 134 countries of the Group of 77 and China reiterated the call for Argentina and the United Kingdom to resume sovereignty negotiations over the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime spaces in accordance with the pertinent resolutions of the General Assembly” , this was announced yesterday by the Foreign Ministry through Press Information 481/23.

At the meeting taking place in Havana, Cuba; On the 15th and 16th of this month, the representatives of the Nations expressed their satisfaction with the good disposition and willingness of Argentina to hold negotiations for that purpose, and recalled General Assembly resolution 37/9 , in which entrusted the Secretary General with a mission of good offices in order to assist the parties in resuming these negotiations.

Likewise, the Ministers reaffirmed the principle of territorial integrity enshrined in General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) , highlighted the right of the member States of the Group to permanent sovereignty over their natural resources, including the right of the Argentine Republic to take judicial measures, fully respecting international law and relevant resolutions, against unauthorized hydrocarbon prospecting and exploitation activities in that area . They also recalled the need for the parties to refrain from making decisions that entail the introduction of unilateral modifications in the situation while the Islands are going through the process recommended by the General Assembly, in accordance with the provisions of its resolution 31/49 .

This is a new example of the solid and broad support of the international community for the United Kingdom to agree to negotiate with Argentina a peaceful and definitive solution to this anachronistic colonial situation.

Vice Chancellor Pablo Tettamanti , who participated in the meeting on behalf of the Argentine Government, thanked the Group for its unconditional support for Argentina and the United Kingdom to find a peaceful solution to the dispute. He expressed Argentina's full willingness to work in that direction. and recalled the proposal presented in March of this year to the United Kingdom with the aim of adopting a renewed bilateral agenda on the South Atlantic that includes, among other issues of interest to both parties, the resumption of sovereignty negotiations.

Last June, the Presidency of the G77 (in charge of Cuba) intervened on behalf of the 134 countries of the Group in the session of the Special Committee on Decolonization on the question of the Malvinas Islands, in which a new resolution was adopted urging the resumption of bilateral negotiations.

  

The paragraphs on the question of the Malvinas Islands included in the Declaration are transcribed below: Question of the Malvinas Islands

 

325.The Ministers reaffirmed the need for the Governments of the Argentine Republic and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to resume negotiations in accordance with the principles and objectives of the Charter of the United Nations and the relevant resolutions of the Assembly General, in order to find as soon as possible a peaceful solution to the sovereignty dispute related to the question of the Malvinas Islands, the South Georgia Islands and the South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime spaces and expressed their satisfaction with the good disposition and will of Argentina to hold negotiations for that purpose, and recalled General Assembly resolution 37/9, in which, among other issues, it entrusted the Secretary General with a mission of good offices in order to assist the parties to resume these negotiations.

326.In that sense, the Ministers reaffirmed the principle of territorial integrity enshrined in resolution 1514 (XV) of the General Assembly, highlighted the right of the member States of the Group to permanent sovereignty over their natural resources, including the right of the Argentine Republic to take judicial measures, in full respect of international law and relevant resolutions, against unauthorized hydrocarbon prospecting and exploitation activities in that area and recalled the need for the parties to refrain from taking decisions that entail the introduction of unilateral modifications in the situation while the Islands are going through the process recommended by the General Assembly, in accordance with the provisions of its resolution 31/49.

 

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