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July Newsletter - Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic

Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic Newsletter
The South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone is reactivated



In the framework of the 94th plenary session of the United Nations General Assembly, a new resolution was adopted that revitalizes the “South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone” (SAPCZ), whose last resolution dated from 2015.



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New rejection of Argentina to British military exercises in Malvinas



The Argentine Government once again rejected in the strongest terms before the United Kingdom embassy the holding of new British military exercises in recent days in the territory of the Malvinas Islands. The Ministry of Foreign affairs, the Secretariat of the Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic, delivered a note to the diplomatic representation of the United Kingdom in Argentina where it conveys the strong rejection of the Cape Bayonet military exercise that the British Government has carried out in the archipelago.



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The process of sanctions against oil companies that illegally explore on the Continental Shelf and the Malvinas began



The Secretaries of Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic, Daniel Filmus, and Energy, Darío Martínez, announced the start of the process of disqualification and sanction of oil companies due to the performance of commercial activities related to the exploration of hydrocarbons on the Argentine continental shelf , in the North Malvinas Basin, with illegal licenses granted by the illegitimate authorities of the Malvinas Islands.



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At WTO, Solá called for agreement to eliminate fisheries subsidies



Foreign Minister Felipe Solá attended the fisheries subsidies ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Negotiations Committee, a global debate meeting headed by WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the chair of the Negotiating Group on Rules, Santiago Wills of Colombia.



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Complementary agreement for the search and identification of a temporary war grave in Malvinas



The Argentine Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Geneva, Federico Villegas, his British counterpart Simon Manley, and the vice president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Giles Carbonier, signed on July 15th the international instruments that will allow progress in the search and identification of a possible temporary war grave in Caleta Trullo, Malvinas Islands, in which unidentified fallen Argentine soldiers may have been buried.



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Inauguration of an exhibition that covers the 70 years of the Argentine Antarctic Institute



An exhibition that shows the journey of the Argentine Antarctic Institute (IAA), a pioneering institution in the development of Antarctic research, and the outstanding work of those who work in Argentine bases facing the extreme conditions of the white continent was inaugurated.



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Argentina will host the Annual Meeting of the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs in 2024 and obtained a Vice Presidency



Argentina participated in the XXXIII Annual General Meeting of the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs -COMNAP-, which aims to develop and promote best practices in the management of support for scientific research in Antarctica.



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Conference on the Malvinas Question at the Complutense University of Madrid



The Secretary of the Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic, Daniel Filmus, gave a conference on the historical, legal and political aspects of the Malvinas Question, within the framework of the postgraduate course "Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding" at the School of Government of the Complutense University of Madrid.



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The Secretariat of Malvinas, Antarctic and South-Atlantic took part in a journalist-oriented training course



Officials from the Secretariat of Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic presented on the topics of the area during a training course organized by the Association of Journalists of the Argentine Republic (APERA), an institution that plays an important role towards disseminating Argentine sovereignty rights.



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Filmus closed a teacher training course on Malvinas, Antarctica and the South Atlantic



Senator and former foreign minister, Jorge Taiana, and Daniel Ricci, secretary general of FEDUN, also took part in the activity.




The Secretary of the Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic, Daniel Filmus, participated on Thursday, July 1, in the closure of the training course “ Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic: geopolitics, sovereignty and development in the 21st century”, organized by the Federation of University Teachers (FEDUN), which also had the support of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). This training course, which was developed in 10 meetings, was designed with the aim of continuing with training on this subject for teaching workers from all over Argentina.



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