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The Government of Argentina repudiates the visit of Princess Anne of the United Kingdom to the Malvinas Islands

MADRID, 23 Nov.

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The Government of Argentina repudiates the visit of Princess Anne of the United Kingdom to the Malvinas Islands

MADRID, 23 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -

The Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected the deployment of official activities of Princess Anne of the British Royal House in the Malvinas Islands in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the end of the war between the United Kingdom and the South American nation in 1982.

"The Argentine Foreign Ministry rejects the deployment of official activities of Princess Anne of the British Royal House, in the Malvinas Islands, because it has been carried out in exercise of the illegal British occupation of the Malvinas Islands, Georgia of the Sur, Sandwich del Sur and the surrounding maritime spaces", wields a letter released by Argentine diplomacy.

In this sense, the Argentine Government has reiterated its call to London to resume sovereignty negotiations over the islands in compliance with UN resolution 2065 and other resolutions of the General Assembly and its Special Committee on Decolonization.

"It is time for the United Kingdom to comply with the mandate of the international community and put an end to the anachronistic colonial situation in those archipelagos, which are an integral part of the Argentine Republic," the country's Foreign Ministry said.

Meanwhile, the Argentine secretary of the Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic, Guillermo Carmona, has criticized on his Twitter account the trip of the sister of King Carlos III.

"Princess Anne, of the British Royal House, arrived in Argentina without warning. Her country violates International Law with its colonial presence in the South Atlantic against UN resolutions and world outcry. Perhaps that explains the impoliteness", Carmona has stated.

Argentina claims its sovereignty over the Malvinas --Falklands in the British nomenclature--, for which reason it is usually suspicious of any gesture by the United Kingdom, even if it derives from the royal family. In 2016, he criticized Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, spending six weeks receiving military training in the archipelago.