Thursday, 26 October 2017
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On 24 October, the Argentine Foreign Ministry learnt about the military exercises to be conducted by the British Government in the Malvinas Islands from 30 October to 3 November 2017, which will include the launch of “Rapier” missiles.

In view of this, in keeping with the obligations and responsibilities of our country in terms of navigation security in the Southwest Atlantic, the Argentine Naval Hydrographic Service broadcast a notice on 24 October to report on the planned military exercises.

The Argentine Republic condemns the performance of these exercises in Argentine territory unlawfully occupied by the United Kingdom, which are in disregard of the resolutions adopted by the United Nations and other international organizations that call on both parties to resume negotiations in order to find a peaceful and definitive resolution to the sovereignty dispute, as well as to refrain from taking unilateral action in the territories and maritime areas in dispute.

Today, the Deputy Foreign Minister delivered a Note to the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Argentina, containing a formal protest against the planned military exercises, and informing that the situation will be brought to the attention of the UN Secretary General and the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization.

Press release No. 477/17

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