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Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic - April Newsletter

 

Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic Newsletter
In the framework of April 2, the President announced before the National Council of for Affairs Relative to the Malvinas three bills to increase benefits for veterans

 

 

In the week in which the Argentine people commemorate the Day of the Veterans and Fallen of the Malvinas War, President Alberto Fernández announced that he will send three bills to Congress with measures to increase benefits for veterans and pointed out that “Argentine society still owes a very important debt to each of the men who participated in the conflict” of Malvinas.

 

 

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The National Council of for Affairs Relative to the Malvinas Islands paid tribute to those who fought for our sovereignty in the archipelago

 

 

The National Council of for Affairs Relative to the Malvinas, South Georgias, and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime and insular areas, created by Law 27,558, joins through a statement the heartfelt tribute that the Argentine people pay every April 2 to those who heroically fought for the recovery of the full exercise of Argentine sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands and other islands of the South Atlantic. 

 

 

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Press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Tribute to Fallen and Veterans of Malvinas

 

 

Every April 2 is a day of remembrance, tribute and recognition to our compatriots who fought heroically for the recovery of the effective exercise of sovereignty over the Malvinas, South Georgias, and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime spaces.

 

 

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Second phase of humanitarian initiative to identify Argentine soldiers fallen in Malvinas

 

 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Felipe Solá, and the Secretary of Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Daniel Filmus, together with relatives of fallen and veterans of the Malvinas War, accompanied from Buenos Aires the agreement signed at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) headquarters in Geneva, initiating the second phase of the humanitarian initiative that will advance in the identification of Argentine soldiers fallen in Malvinas.

 

 

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The teams of the Professional Football League raised flags with the legend “Las Malvinas son Argentinas”

 

 

On the occasion of April 2, the 24 teams of the Professional Football League joined minutes before the start of the matches the tribute that all the Argentine people pay to the fallen and veterans who bravely fought for our sovereignty in the Malvinas Islands.

 

 

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Our best tribute: building State policies for Malvinas

 

 

Honoring those who fought in Malvinas requires recognizing them, supporting them from the State and deepening the work to regain the exercise of sovereignty 

 

 

 

By Daniel Filmus, Secretary of Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic - Opinion article published in the newspaper Perfil.com 

 

 

 

Today, April 2, as every year, Argentines pay tribute to the compatriots who fought bravely for the recovery of the exercise of our sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands. We remember and honor them with pride, both those who fell in combat and those who returned home with the indelible scars of war, and we embrace all their families.

 

 

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The Minister of Defense and the Secretary of Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic participated in an event on the occasion of April 2

 

 

The Minister of Defense, Agustín Rossi, together with the Secretary of Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Daniel Filmus, and the leaders of the Argentine Armed Forces, led in the Plaza de Armas of the Libertador Building the act in commemoration of the Day of the Veterans and Fallen of the Malvinas War, on the 39th anniversary of the conflict in the South Atlantic. “This date invites us to look at Malvinas from different perspectives, we choose that of sovereignty, and that of those who wrote its most glorious pages”, said Rossi before the veterans that attended the ceremony.

 

 

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Commemoration of April 2 at the Malvinas Museum

 

 

A very touching event was held at the Malvinas and South Atlantic Islands Museum to commemorate the Day of the Veterans and Fallen of the Malvinas War. The activity at the former ESMA concluded with a group of veterans, including a nurse from the icebreaker Almirante Irízar, singing León Gieco's anthem “Sólo le pido a Dios” (I only ask God), next to the Argentine flag.

 

 

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Argentina responded to Boris Johnson that it only recognizes the path of dialogue to recover the effective exercise of sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands

 

 

In response to the statement made by the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the House of Commons, in which he presented an Integrated Review of Security, Defense, Development and Foreign Policy and the intention to maintain the military presence in the Malvinas Islands, the Argentine Republic maintained, once again, that it is necessary for the United Kingdom to listen to the call of the international community which advocates for the end of colonialism, restart the dialogue to peacefully resolve the sovereignty dispute over the Malvinas Islands and comply with United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2065 (XX).

 

 

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The President of Mexico reiterated his country's support for Argentina's legitimate sovereign rights over the Malvinas Islands

 

 

The Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, reiterated the support of the Government and the people of his country for the legitimate sovereignty rights of the Argentine Republic over the Malvinas, South Georgias, and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime space areas, during within the framework of the official visit that the President of the Nation, Alberto Fernández, made to Mexico.

 

 

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The Bolivian Government reiterated the support of his country to Argentina in the Malvinas Cause

 

 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia, Rogelio Maita Maita, reiterated the support of the Government and the Bolivian people for the legitimate sovereignty rights of the Argentine Republic over the Malvinas, South Georgias, and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime space areas, within the framework of during the official visit made to Bolivia by the Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs, Felipe Solá.

 

 

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The Commission for Dialogue on Malvinas was established in Algeria

 

 

By Mariano Simón Padrós, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic in the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria 

 

 

 

On February 28, the Commission for Dialogue on Malvinas was created in Algeria, which brought together academics, journalists and other relevant personalities of Algerian political life in order to promote and disseminate the Malvinas Question, give visibility to the Argentine position and generate initiatives in the academic, cultural, political and media fields. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Specialists from the Argentine Antarctic Institute detected the detachment of a large iceberg using images from the SAOCOM 1A satellite

 

 

Thanks to images provided by Argentina’s SAOCOM 1A satellite, specialists from the Argentine Antarctic Institute (IAA), dependent on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, were able to detect the calving of an iceberg in Antarctica and to determine that its size is about 1,270 square kilometres.

 

 

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The Carlini Base completed 39 years as the main facility in Argentine Antarctica dedicated to scientific research

 

 

The Carlini Base completed 39 years of operation as the main permanent scientific facility in Argentine Antarctica, where research in numerous areas is carried out.

 

 

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