Four former Spanish presidents urge Britain to dialogue with Argentina

From left to right, Aznar, Rajoy, Juan Carlos de Borbón, González and Rodríguez Zapatero at a friendly dinner

The latter four Spanish Prime Ministers, Felipe González, José María Aznar, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and Mariano Rajoy, issue a statement where they show the importance reactivate dialog between the British and Argentine governments to resolve state sovereignty dispute Falkland Islands, that the last days rising to a new tension. Ambassador of Argentina in Spain, Raul Alfonsin, and many Spanish political authorities are members of this group that supports dialogue between the two countries.

“We reaffirm the need for governments of countries Argentine Republic and from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland carry on, as soon as possible, that talks tend to find prompt solutions to sovereignty disputes over Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and the maritime space around it”, begins a message published by the Argentine Embassy in Spain.

They are a part of this Dialog Support Group Spain’s high authority on international politics, such as a representative and one of the “fathers of the Spanish Constitution”, Miguel Herrero and Rodriguez de Miñon, former foreign minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, former Secretary of State for International Cooperation and for Ibero-Americans, Miguel Angel Cortes, and former Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and High Representative for European Union Foreign and Security Policy, Xavier Solana. Everything revealsStrong commitment to international law and a peaceful solution to the differences between the two countries“.

FILE - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during a news conference in London, on March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

FILE – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during a news conference in London, on March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

FILE – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during a news conference in London, on March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

The statement published by the Argentine Embassy in Spain highlights “Successful resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly urges the Secretary-General to take steps to good work, for negotiations continue tend to find quick solution calm to the above dispute. In this sense, he stressed that negotiations should take place “within the framework of a resolution”. union of nations, from Organization of American States and the terms and purposes of United Nations Charter, including the principle of territorial integrity”.

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In this context, the Minister of Foreign Affairs santiago cafiero, show get international support from the former president of Spain, via their Twitter account: “The international community supports dialogue between Argentina and the UK on the Falklands”.

Prior to the announcement of the statement, the group held an online meeting with the support that Spanish historically provided peace talks as a mechanism for resolving armed conflicts over sovereignty over Falkland Islands, including this April 2nd it will be 40 years. For this reason, the national government will bear the legend “The Falklands are Argentina” in all official documentation, such as memory 40 years after the conflict.

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For its part, Argentine Embassy in Spain, thanked the “support provided to Group members for the policies of this Country”.

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