Argentina files complaint vs UK for military drills on Malvinas Isles
The rejection letter demonstrates that the intended military exercises represent an "unjustified show of force".
The Government of Argentina announced its rejection of the UK's intention to execute military exercises alongside Kosovo troops in the Malvinas Islands (also known in the UK as The Falkland Islands) - a territory that Argentina considers its own.
The Foreign Ministry summoned the UK ambassador in Buenos Aires, Kirsty Hayes, and the rejection was delivered by the Secretary for Malvinas, Antarctica, and the South Atlantic, Guillermo Carmona, and the Undersecretary for Foreign Policy, Claudio Rozencwaig.
The rejection letter demonstrates that the intended military exercises represent an "unjustified show of force", adding that it goes against the UN's request to find a peaceful resolution to the territorial sovereignty dispute.
Rozencwaig emphasized that this activity violates resolution 31/49 of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), mandating parties to avoid making unilateral decisions concerning the Malvinas.
"...the extra-regional military presence on the islands is categorically opposed to the permanent will of the Argentine Republic to resolve the dispute by peaceful means, in accordance with international law and the relevant United Nations resolutions," said Rozencwaig.
Both Hayes and Rozencwaig ensured Argentine sovereignty over the Malvinas, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands, and the surrounding maritime territories.
Back in February, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said that the Falklands Islands are "part of the British family" after China backed Argentina's claim over the islands.
Truss tweeted that "China must respect the Falklands' sovereignty" after a meeting that brought together Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Beijing Winter Olympics.