The new Argentinian President Javier Milei has advised Sky News he has begun discussions with the UK in regards to the Falkland Islands, and that he expects future negotiations over the sovereignty of the British territory.
The feedback, made on the fringes of the World Economic Forum conferences in Davos, adopted Mr Milei’s first bilateral assembly with the UK – a personal session with Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron.
Mr Milei, the unconventional libertarian who just lately gained the Argentinian election, pledged throughout his marketing campaign that he would acquire sovereignty over the islands.
Speaking shortly after his assembly with Lord Cameron, he stated: “We talked about the Falklands and it is something for future diplomatic negotiations.”
The feedback will spark controversy, as Britain has stated up to now that it has no plans for any diplomatic negotiations over the way forward for the islands.
A UK official stated: “On the Falkland Islands, the foreign secretary and president Milei said they would agree to disagree, and do so politely.
“The UK place and ongoing assist for the Falkland Islanders’ proper to self-determination stays unchanged.”
Mr Milei also gave a speech to the politicians and business people gathered in Davos in which he warned that “the Western world is in peril”.
He said: “Those who are supposed to defend the values of the West have been co-opted by a imaginative and prescient of the world that inexorably results in socialism, and due to this fact poverty.”
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The situation of sovereignty over the Falklands has lengthy been a supply of dispute between Britain and Argentina, who fought a short warfare over the islands in 1982.
Buenos Aires has repeatedly sought to revive negotiations over the sovereignty of the Falklands, which Argentina calls Las Malvinas, however the UK has maintained talks will not be on the desk so long as the islands’ inhabitants wish to stay British.
In a referendum on the islands’ sovereignty in 2013, 99.8% voted to stay a British territory – with solely three voting towards.