ARA Libertad will denounce the “disproportionate and provocative” British military presence in Malvinas
Argentina plans to reassert its sovereign rights over the Falkland Islands and denounce the “disproportionate” British military presence in the islands when the tall training ship ARA Libertad calls at different ports around the world.
During the official launch of the 50th cruise of the Argentine sea cadets from the naval base in Buenos Aires, the Minister of Defense, Jorge Taiana, underlined that one of the main tasks of ARA Freedom was to show the world the question of the Malvinas Islands.
“In the South American continent, we live in a zone of peace and this is the value that we want to highlight, defend and maintain,” Taiana said, adding that “we are very proud of it and that is why we want to put an end to the illegitimate occupation of our territory and a disproportionate and provocative military presence, which not only occupy the islands, but show their military power”
Taiana stressed that the presence of an Argentinian-flagged ship and its crew members will help remind the world that part of our territory is illegitimately occupied by a foreign power that does not respect international law, the mandates of the UN and it is even all the more shameful that the country is a permanent member of the UN Security Council”
“It is a country with privileges dating back to its role in the second world war and which should honor such a privileged condition, and have a conduct which respects the rule of law and does not violate international law, which the Kingdom United cordially with reference to the Malvinas Islands,” concluded the Argentine Defense Minister.