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Argentine Sovereignty over Malvinas (Falklands)

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

"It has become a political issue,” explained Ambassador Carlos Sersale di Cerisano, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to South Africa. He was speaking at a screening of the documentary ‘History of an Usurpation’ on the issue of the Malvinas Islands.

At various times, the islands have had French, British, Spanish, and Argentine settlements until Britain reasserted its rule in 1833, although Argentina maintains its claim to the islands.

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2065(XX), adopted on December 16, 1965, recognized the existence of a sovereignty dispute between the United Kingdom and Argentina. The resolution invites the parties to find a peaceful solution to the problem bearing in mind the provisions of resolution 1514(XV) where the goal of eliminating all forms of colonialism was established.

The 30 minute documentary is an historic presentation of the islands which are about 500km off the coast of Argentina. The archipelago comprises of two large islands and 776 smaller islands, with an area of 12 200km squared.

The islands’ GDP is estimated at US$160 million, it has a population of around 3000 people and the main economic activities are tourism, fishing, sheep farming and oil exploration.

2015 Marks 50 years of the adoption of UN resolution 2065(XX).

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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May 2017 Edition

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