British Prime Minister David Cameron chose to display the flag of the Falklands today on Downing Street, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the end of the Falklands/Malvinas war.
Cameron vowed to continue defending the islands against the “aggressive threats” of Argentina, honouring veterans and relatives affected by the conflict.
The Argentine government, meanwhile, published a declaration in British newspaper ‘The Times’, calling for an end to colonialism and requesting compliance with UN resolutions.
The open letter was signed by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who again asked Britain to “give peace a chance” and referred to her appearance before the UN Committee on Decolonisation.
“Today we will speak at the United Nations Committee on Decolonization about a case of colonial anachronism in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich and the surrounding maritime area, located at the southern tip of the Americas, less than 700 miles from our shores, and 14,000 miles from Britain,” the text reads.
Over 70 countries have given support to Argentina’s goal of UN reconciliation through the “Malvinas Committees”, including Germany, Angola, Australia, Italy, Kuwait, Syria, Venezuela, and Vietnam.