Friday, February 10, 2012

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced hope that Argentina and the United Kingdom can avoid escalating their dispute over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) and resolve their differences through dialogue.  Mr. Ban met with Argentine Foreign Minister H├ęctor Timerman in New York this morning, and the two officials discussed recent developments relating to the islands in the South Atlantic Ocean.

Mr. Ban expressed concern about the increasingly strong exchanges between Buenos Aires and London on the issue, according to information released by a spokesperson for the Secretary-General.  He called on the two governments to avoid escalating their dispute and to resolve their differences peacefully and through dialogue, stressing that his good offices remain available if requested.

(UN Press Release)

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