Argentinean Legislators Reaffirm Sovereignty over Malvinas Islands
Buenos Aires, February 27 (Xinhua-RHC) -- Argentinean lawmakers have reaffirmed their country’s sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands; and have called for a peaceful solution to the dispute.
The stance was announced in a statement signed by representatives of all the parties of the Argentinean National Congress during a special meeting of lawmakers dealing with foreign relations, which was held over the weekend.
The statement stressed that Argentina has undisputable sovereign rights over the Malvinas and opposes Britain’s “military occupation” and “colonial rule” of the territory.
It also denounced Britain’s “illegal” oil exploration and fishing activities near the islands, and condemned Britain’s refusal to comply with UN resolutions that asked the two countries to resolve the dispute through peaceful talks.
Meanwhile, the lawmakers called on the European Union to exclude the islands from European overseas territories in the EU Constitution Treaty.
Earlier this month, Argentina sought UN help to mediate the dispute, but Britain has refused negotiations concerning the disputed islands.