Yesterday President Fernández spoke at the South American-Arab summit about the colonial situation of the Falkland/Malvinas Islands and demanded a Palestinian Sate. She also angled critique towards the developing countries for leaving the economic crisis behind.
“A more fair and safe world will only be achieved from greater equality between countries and when true multilateralism is put in practise,” advised President Christina Fernández de Kirchner in one of the first speeches at the South American-Arab Summit in Lima, Peru.
With a strong appeal to change the world order she called out to the developing countries to take their responsibility and act to avoid the worst effects of the economic situations hitting a strong finish in the Southern Hemisphere. She advised: “The crisis will not be resolved in the medium or the short term”.
She also emphasised the importance of letting Palestine be declared a state and to be included in the United Nations, referring to the issue as “the big link between the Middle East and world peace”.
The president also made sure to draw a parallel between the Palestinian conflict and the colonial situation in the South Atlantic Ocean, stating “we know what territorial occupation means”. She urged for the last traces of colonialism to finally be removed from the region and pointed out that the UN’s decolonisation resolutions should be respected.