The Argentine demand for the United Kingdom to resume bilateral negotiations to resolve the sovereignty dispute over the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime spaces obtained broad international support. This was stated in the first session of the joint General Debate on decolonization issues of the Commission on Special Policy and Decolonization of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

The support of the other member states in the so-called “Fourth Committee” was in response to the position presented in this area by Argentina in relation to the dispute over sovereignty in the South Atlantic.

The Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador María del Carmen Squeff, explained the foundations that support Argentine rights and reiterated the invitation to the United Kingdom to peacefully resolve the dispute in accordance with the provisions of the General Assembly.

In this context, he reiterated the interest of the Argentine Government in the “good offices” of the Secretary General of the United Nations to assist the parties in the sovereignty dispute and resume negotiations.

During the session there were numerous pronouncements: representatives of Ecuador, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Brazil and Panama, spoke in favor of the legitimate rights of the Argentine Republic in the sovereignty dispute over the Malvinas Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich and the surrounding maritime spaces.

Source: Telam