May 18, 2013
Lawmakers ratify sovereignty over Malvinas
Legislators from all political parties came together to put forward a bill containing a multi-partisan declaration today ratifying Argentina’s claims for the sovereignty over the Malvinas islands, which will be approved by both chambers of Congress in March.
The declaration was presented at Las Hayas Hotel in Ushuaia, Tierro del Fuego, and highlighted “Argentina’s legitimate sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands” and the “rejection of the persistent colonialist and militarist attitude from the United Kingdom in the South Atlantic.”
The bill was supported by lawmakers and senators from the Victory Front, FAP, centre-right PRO party, UCR, Peronist Front and socialist party, who all indicated that it was put together as a base in order to make a new “state policy.”
Some 34 lawmakers and 13 senators took part in the meeting, led by the Exterior Relations committee heads for lawmakers and senators, Daniel Filmus and Guillermo Carmona.
The legislators arrived to Ushuaia a little after 1 pm and visited the Monument for Those Who Fell in the Malvinas alongside governor Fabiana Ríos, provincial and municipal authorities.
The bill was written by Kirchnerite and opposition lawmakers and its text was approved on Friday and it will be subscribed by the chairmen of the Foreign Relations committees of the Upper and Lower Houses.
The bill also blasts the "UK’s unilateral illegitimate actions" regarding fishing and fuel discoveries that violate several UN and OAE resolutions and warns about the possibility of "an environmental disaster in the South Atlantic."