translated from Spanish: Malvinas: Sola asked the UN secretary to intercede with the United Kingdom

Foreign Minister Felipe Solá met today with the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres and asked him to intercede with the United Kingdom so that he can sit down and talk about the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands.Solá is in New York to participate this Thursday in a new session of the United Nations Decolonization Committee. There he will renew the claim for Argentine rights of sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands.

Having just arrived in New York to participate in the UN’s decolonization committee, we met with its secretary-general, @antonioguterres.
We ask you to intercede so that the British Government sits down and talks about the Falklands Question.Dialogue is the way forward. — Felipe Solá (@felipe_sola)
June 22, 2021

In view of the session, the foreign minister expressed the renewal of Argentina’s “firm support for the mission of good offices entrusted by the General Assembly” to the secretary general. The objective, Solá said, is to ensure that “Argentina and the United Kingdom resume sovereignty negotiations on the Malvinas question in accordance with the mandate established and reiterated in numerous resolutions of this assembly and its special committee on decolonization.”

At the meeting, the foreign minister was accompanied by his chief of staff, Guillermo Justo Chaves; the Secretary of the Falklands, Antarctica and South Atlantic, Daniel Filmus; and the Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations, María del Carmen Squeff.The Committee on Decolonization, also known as C-24, was established in 1961 by the General Assembly as a subsidiary body devoted to decolonization issues.

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