The Chancellery reported that it ended the Foradori-Duncan trade agreement with Great Britain over the Falkland Islands issue. In addition, it was proposed that both countries hold a meeting at the UN headquarters, in New York, to “restart the discussion for sovereignty.”
The Chancellery He notified this decision to Great Britain, through a meeting between Foreign Ministers Santiago Cafiero and his British counterpart, James Cleverly. “The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is informed that the Joint Communiqué of September 13, 2016, known as ‘Foradori-Duncan’, and its effects, are terminated,” indicates the document presented by the diplomatic office.
Likewise, the Chancellery described that the agreement signed in 2016, during the administration of Mauricio Macri, It was “one of the most damaging events for the historic claim for the exercise of sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands.”
This, since through the agreement an attempt was made to guarantee the United Kingdom “the removal of all obstacles to the economic growth and sustainable development of the islands, disarming a strategy that had been promoted to put limits on illegal occupation and plunder of the natural resources of the archipelago”.
They also pointed out that “this document made concessions to British interests in the region and regressed notably in the just claim for sovereignty, it was even made known as a ‘joint communiqué’ to avoid complying with the constitutional obligation of submitting to the approval of the National Congress international agreements signed by the Executive Branch”.
In addition, they questioned that “the communiqué supposed the lifting of all the administrative, legislative and judicial measures that the Argentine Republic had taken to protect its natural resources against the illegal exploitation of fishing and hydrocarbons.”
And they emphasize that “The United Kingdom has continuously carried out unilateral acts, which have been opportunely and duly protested by the Argentine Republic. Likewise, throughout this time, the British government has consistently refused to resume sovereignty negotiations that the United Nations has repeatedly urged“.
The Government insists with its claim on the sovereignty of the Malvinas
The owner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs He pointed out that after proposing a meeting in the UN assembly to resume negotiations on the issue of the sovereignty of the Malvinas, he proposed an agenda that should be part of the negotiation issues.
And he stressed that “Argentina complies in this way with the mandate of the General Assembly and the United Nations Decolonization Committee” and that at the same time it honors “the commitment of President Alberto Fernández and our government to support the Malvinas Question as a state policy”.