Referencing the United Nations General Assembly, Argentina said that “both parties to refrain from adopting unilateral decisions that entail the introduction of changes in the situation while the islands are going through the negotiation process recommended by it”.
Foreign Minister Felipe Solá added in the statement: “The Argentine Government reaffirms once again its sovereignty over the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime spaces that are an integral part of the national territory of the Argentine Republic, which, being illegitimately occupied by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, they are the subject of a sovereignty dispute recognised by the United Nations through resolution 2065 and subsequent resolutions of the General Assembly as well as other international organisations and forums.”
“Likewise, in accordance with the aforementioned resolutions, the Argentine Government reiterates that it is a sovereignty dispute that must be resolved bilaterally between the two countries, and reaffirms its willingness to resume negotiations.”
Daniel Filmus, the Secretary of the Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic, added: “the British exercises violate all the recommendations approved by the United Nations and by the agreements of the countries with coasts in the South Atlantic.
“Argentina reiterates the call the United Kingdom not to carry out military actions in the region and to resume diplomatic negotiations for sovereignty in the islands under the conditions established by UN resolution 2065.”