Filmus highlights lack of international support for British colonial policies

“It is rare for a British Government to openly and grudgingly admit a lack of international support such as its colonial policies. 2021 is the year all multilateral organizations emphasize their support for Argentina’s claim to the Malvinas,” the official said in a statement to Télam.

Filmus highlighted that this support was expressed by “regional organizations, such as OAS, Celac (including Commonwealth member states), Mercosur, Parlasur, Parliament of Central America.”

“However, it was also unanimously expressed by the United Nations Decolonization Committee and China’s G77+ which brought together 133 countries from all continents,” he stressed.

He said that “after Brexit, the EU left Malvinas, Georgia and South Sandwich out of free trade agreements with the UK. At the same time, the UK suffered severe setbacks to its colonial policies at other latitudes by the International Court of Justice, as in the case of the Chagos Islands”.

In his recent Christmas message to islanders, Johnson said, among other things, that “after all, 2021 is the year even the International Table Tennis Federation recognizes, with strong protest by some, the inviolable sovereignty of table tennis players from the Falklands. sue.. “

Filmus replies that “in the context of rejection of its colonial strategy, celebrating ping pong matches only highlights its alienation. However, the sport’s justification refers to a fortunate event that took place in the early 1970s. history as ‘Ping-Pong diplomacy.’

“From this event, the first steps were taken to re-open dialogue between the United States and China, when the United States accepted an invitation to play table tennis in the Asian giant region,” recalls Filmus.

And he added: “Welcome to the rescue of Boris Johnson from this sport if it is useful to the British government, 40 years after the war conflict (over the Malvinas Islands) to continue dialogue with Argentine democracy for the restoration of the exercise of our sovereignty over the Malvinas in the matters that have been demanded by the Argentinean democracy. The United Nations and the International community since 1965, the year the General Assembly approved Resolution 2065 (XX). Argentina has permanently declared its willingness to dialogue. The ball is in the English countryside”.

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