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Malvinas Islands: Argentina reaffirms its rights of sovereignty.

PRESS RELEASE

"On January 3rd, 1833, the Malvinas Islands, an integral part of the Argentine national territory, were illegally occupied by military forces of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The Argentine Republic, as legitimate heir to the archipelagos and maritime areas of the South Atlantic that had belonged to Spain, expressed through government acts its strong will to recover its effective sovereignty over them.

The First Transitory Clause of the Argentine Constitution establishes the permanent and non-renounceable objective of recovering full exercise of sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands, South Georgias and South Sandwich Islands, and the surrounding maritime areas in accordance with the principles of international law and respecting the way of life of the inhabitants of the Malvinas Islands. This objective is a State policy and embodies an aspiration of the entire Argentine people.

The United Nations recognize that the Malvinas Islands are subjected to a colonial situation (resolution 2065 (XX) 1965 of the General Assembly) and acknowledge the existence of a sovereignty dispute that must be solved through bilateral negotiations between the two States involved, taking into account the interests of the population of the islands.

Argentina continues to receive the support in favour of its rights from the MERCOSUR Member and Associate States, the UNASUR, and the CELAC. Likewise, other multilateral and regional fora, as the OAS, the Group of 77 and China, ASPA, ASA, and the Ibero-American Summit request the resumption of negotiations.

On this date, the Argentine people and Government reaffirm once again the imprescriptible and inalienable sovereignty rights of the Argentine Republic over the Malvinas Islands, South Georgias and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas."

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