Madrid, 23 July. (Europa Press) –
The Argentine government this Thursday unveiled the latest military maneuvers launched by the United Kingdom in the Malvinas Islands, recalling that it is an area “illegally occupied” by the European nation.
The Argentine Foreign Ministry underlined in a statement that the “Cape Bayonet maneuvers” are a display of an unjustified force and a deliberate departure from a number of resolutions of the United Nations and other international bodies, calling for a peaceful solution and the end of the controversy.
Therefore, Foreign Minister Felipe Sole reiterated that “the Argentine government is reasserting its sovereignty over the Malvinas, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas, which are an integral part of Argentina’s national territory.” .
Sole noted that these territories were “illegally occupied” and “subject to a sovereign conflict recognized by the United Nations”, for which he outlined that “this is a sovereign dispute that must be resolved bilaterally between the two countries.” In this sense, he has shown Buenos Aires’ desire to “resume negotiations”.
Argentina and the United Kingdom have maintained a territorial dispute over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands and the surrounding maritime area since 1833. Attempting to regain control of the islands with the invasion of the United Kingdom in 1982 by Leopoldo Caldary, led by Margaret Thatcher Lost more than one and eventually died.