Speaking at the opening of the 67th session of the United Nations in New York, Fernandez said; “This is not a bilateral issue between Argentina and United Kingdom, it has become a global issue to end the last vestiges of colonialism, 180 years ago the United Kingdom usurped our Falkland Islands. We are not asking to sit and say that we are right. We ask that they talk.”
Argentina claims that a British force ousted an Argentine settlement on East Falkland Island in 1833, but makes no mention of the protest made by the British Government to Buenos Aires when their intention to seize the archipelago became clear in 1829. The British claim goes back to 1765.
Argentina’s President restates her claim every year before the United Nations although there has not been a UN Resolution on the matter since 1988.