RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Argentine ambassador to Chile, Rafael Bielsa, received at the official residence in Santiago, a group of parliamentarians, academics, diplomats, essayists, local political figures, and cultural personalities who reiterated the historical support of the trans-Andean country for Argentina’s sovereignty rights over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) and agreed to design a work agenda to continue disseminating that position jointly.
Among those present were former Ambassador Eduardo Rodríguez Guarachi, Senator Guido Girardi, former Ambassador José Antonio Viera Gallo, Carlos Ominami, the Rector of the University of Chile, Ennio Vivaldi, Sergio Bitar, Senator Juan Ignacio Latorre and Mayor Daniel Jadue, among other personalities.
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Bielsa expressed his gratitude for Chile’s historic and unalterable support for Argentina’s sovereignty rights in the Falklands Question at the meeting.
He also celebrated the meeting, which had to be suspended twice since his arrival due to sanitary restrictions.
The Argentine ambassador showed his happiness for the large attendance beyond the traditional members of these meetings.
“The fact that the United Kingdom consistently ignores the call of the International Community -and in particular that of the Latin American countries, because there is a generalized consensus in the region on this point-, implies that its illegitimate and illegal interest in perpetuating a manifest and anachronistic colonial situation takes precedence over the internationality of the 21st century,” said Bielsa at the meeting.
Then, Ambassador Guillermo Carmona, Secretary of Malvinas, Antarctica, and South Atlantic, sent a warm virtual greeting from Buenos Aires.
The meeting ended with an exchange of views on the regional situation, a reflection on the region’s future in a changing world, and the crucial importance of integration among our countries as a strategy for international projection.