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Argenti invokes Gandhi over disputed islands with Britain

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Addis Ababa, May 3: With Argenti still going through sovereignty disputes to reclaim the Malvis, South Georgias and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas with Britain, the South American country is applying the way of Mahatma Gandhi’s ‘ahimsa’ - truth, love and fraternity - that brought independence to India. “Argenti has learned from Gandhi to be patient and to wait. We have learned from him that in the end people will get what is theirs and get what they want despite the amount of time it may take,” Daniel Filmus, Argenti’s secretary of affairs related to the Malvis Islands, South Georgias, South Sandwich Islands and the Surrounding Maritime Areas in the South Atlantic, told IANS duriing a visit to Ethiopia.

“He is a peace icon and an example for world peace. That is what we are going to do to fulfill our purpose despite the consistent refusal by the British government for dialogue”. The UN General Assembly Resolution 40/21 adopted Resolution 40/21 on November 27, 1985, commending the Argentine government for its concrete contributions to the peaceful and lasting solution of problems pending between Buenos Aires and London. “India strongly supports the position of Argenti in several multi-lateral organisations,” Filmus said.

“We reaffirm the need for the governments of Argenti and the UK to resume negotiations on the ‘Malvis Islands question’ in conformity with the principles and objectives of the United tions and pertinent resolutions, so as to find a timely, peaceful solution to the sovereignty dispute related to the ‘Malvis Islands question’, which seriously harms the economic capacity of Argenti, and the need for both sides to abstain from making decisions that involve the introduction of unilateral modifications to the situation, while the Islands are in the middle of the process recommended by the UN General Assembly”, reads the Falklands/Malvis paragraph of the resolution.

“India actually signed on the G77 plus Chi resolution in June last year. That resolution also talks about the sovereignty rights of Argenti over hydrocarbon as well as other tural resources of the area,” the Argentine official said. (IANS)

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