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Govt backs Malvinas

By Maika Bolatiki Fiji supports the decolonisation of the Malvinas, more commonly known as the Falkland Islands. The support was heard by the Non-Resident Argentine Ambassador to Fiji, Pedro Villagra
06 Jun 2012 11:21

By Maika Bolatiki

Fiji supports the decolonisation of the Malvinas, more commonly known as the Falkland Islands.
The support was heard by the Non-Resident Argentine Ambassador to Fiji, Pedro Villagra Delgado when he held discussions with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola yesterday.
Britain rules the islands which are in the Atlantic off Argentina, as the Falkland Islands.
It defeated an Argentine military attempt to take the islands. Mr Delgado flew into the country specifically to seek Fiji’s support in the United Nations (UN) for addressing the issue of the Malvinas.
Ratu Inoke said that the resolution of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) issue will come before the UN Committee of 24 at its meeting on Friday.
He said Fiji’s support for the decolonisation remains.
“I would like to reassure you that our position remains the same and that we will continue to be a part of the consensus in support of the resolution,” Ratu Inoke said.
He said that Fiji had always been fully supportive of the right to self-determination and the decolonisation process and would like to see that both parties arrive at an amicable solution.
In addition, Ratu Inoke said that he had just returned from the Non-Aligned Movement Ministerial meeting in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt.
At this meeting, there were also discussions on bilateral co-operation between the two countries, especially in agriculture, marine, fisheries and forests, educational, and trade and investment.




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