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November Newsletter - Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic

Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic Newsletter
The President led the ceremony for the bicentennial of the first raising of the Argentine flag in the Malvinas Islands

Video. President Alberto Fernández led the ceremony for the bicentennial of the first raising of the Argentine flag in the Malvinas Islands at the Olivos presidential residence and chaired the inaugural meeting of the Malvinas National Council, made up of members of different political forces, academics, lawyers and former combatants.

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The National Council of Affairs Relative to the Malvinas met for the first time

On the 200th anniversary of the raising of the Argentine flag in the Malvinas, President Alberto Fernández headed the first meeting of the National Council of Affairs Relative to the Malvinas, South Georgia, and South Sandwich Islands and the Corresponding Maritime and Insular Spaces, composed of the Head of State himself, together with Foreign Minister Felipe Solá, Secretary Daniel Filmus and a wide range of representatives from the main political forces, from the academic and scientific fields, from the area of international law, and from former Malvinas combatants, and has the Nobel Peace Prize, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, as an Honorary Member.

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1820-2020: Bicentennial of the first raising of the Argentine flag in the Malvinas Islands

By Foreign Minister Felipe Solá.

November 6, 2020 marks the two hundred-year anniversary of the first raising of the Argentine flag in the Malvinas Islands.

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A postage stamp commemorating the bicentennial of the first raising of the Argentine flag in the Malvinas was presented

On the eve of the commemoration of the bicentennial of the first raising of the Argentine flag in the Malvinas Islands, the issuance of the Argentine Postal Service postage stamp “200 years of the first raising of the Argentine flag in the Malvinas Islands” was officially presented in an act that took place in the San Martín Palace of the Foreign Ministry and was attended by Foreign Minister Felipe Solá; the Secretary of the Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic, Daniel Filmus, and the president of the Argentine Postal Service, Vanesa Piesciorovski.

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The teams of the Professional Football League joined the commemoration of the bicentennial of the first raising of the Argentine flag in the Malvinas

Video. Through the display of banners with the legend “Las Malvinas son Argentinas”, which translates as "The Malvinas are Argentine", the 24 teams of the Professional Football League joined the commemoration of the 200 years of the first raising of the national flag in the archipelago.

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The OAS General Assembly adopted by acclamation a declaration of support for the Malvinas Question

The General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted by acclamation a declaration on the Question of the Malvinas Islands, reaffirming, once again, the need for the governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to resume, as soon as possible, negotiations on the sovereignty dispute, in order to find a peaceful solution to this prolonged controversy.

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The G77 plus China strongly supported Argentina in the Malvinas Question and in its sovereignty over natural resources

During the 44th Annual Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, held virtually, the Group of 77 plus China issued a Ministerial Declaration in which it supports the resumption of negotiations between the Argentine Republic and the United Kingdom on the Question of the Malvinas Islands and it once again recognizes the right of our country to “take legal action” against “unauthorized hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation activities” in the archipelago area.

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Argentina and Chile presented the proposal for a Marine Protected Area for the Antarctic Peninsula again

Argentina and Chile once again presented the joint proposal for a Marine Protected Area (MPA) for the Western Antarctic Peninsula within the framework of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), whose virtual sessions were held with the participation of diplomats and scientists from the Argentine Foreign Ministry.

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Under the coordination of Argentina, the 31st Meeting of Managers of Latin American Antarctic Programs (RAPAL) was held

It was carried out for the first time virtually and had the participation of Delegates of its Members: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay, and of its Observer Members: Colombia and Venezuela.

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An exhibition was opened and a book was presented on the architecture of the Malvinas between 1764 and 1833

Video. Foreign Minister Felipe Solá, the Minister of Culture, Tristán Bauer, and the Secretary of the Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic, Daniel Filmus, participated in the presentation of the exhibition and the book “Architecture and planning in the Malvinas 1764-1833” on the eve of the commemoration of the bicentennial of the first raising of the Argentine flag in the Islands.

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Cooperation agreement with the University of Buenos Aires

The Secretary of the Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Daniel Filmus, signed, together with the rector of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Alberto Barbieri, a mutual cooperation agreement to promote research, training and dissemination of  issues related to the Malvinas Islands, Antarctica and the South Atlantic.

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The Latin American Federation of Cities, Municipalities and Associations of Local Governments expressed its support for Argentina in the Malvinas Question

The Latin American Federation of Cities, Municipalities and Associations of Local Governments (FLACMA in the Spanish acronym) reaffirmed the legitimate rights of the Argentine Republic in the sovereignty dispute with the United Kingdom regarding the Question of the Malvinas Islands through a declaration that was unanimously approved within the framework of its Ordinary General Assembly.

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Launch of the Argentine Antarctic Institute YouTube channel

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In this channel you can access audiovisual material from the white continent recovered by the Argentine Antarctic Institute (IAA in the Spanish acronym) in cooperation with the Pablo Ducrós Hicken Museum of Cinema of the City of Buenos Aires. Also available are the series “Antarctic Laboratory”, about the dissemination of scientific projects, and “Ice Traces”, about Argentine Antarctic history.

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The Commission for Dialogue on Malvinas was established in Japan

By Alan Béraud, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic in Japan.

In October we created the Commission for Dialogue on Malvinas in Japan and organized its first meeting at the Argentine Embassy in Tokyo, with the aim to start working to give greater visibility to the Question of the Malvinas Islands and promote compliance with the Resolutions of the United Nations and other international forums that call for the resumption of negotiations between Argentina and the United Kingdom in order to find a peaceful and definitive solution to the sovereignty dispute.

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