Timerman’s letter to Hague

2 Feb

The letter dated 31 January, 2013, from Argentina’s Foreign Minister, Hector Timerman, to Britain’s Foreign Secretary, William Hague, is as follows:HÉCTOR TIMERMAN, CANCILLER DE ARGENTINA EN ETREVISTA PARA EL CIU

“Dear Secretary,

Both through our Embassy in London, and in a personal letter, I have expressed to you my interest of holding a bilateral meeting with you during my next visit to London, on the understanding that you are responsible for the foreign policy of the United Kingdom. I am sorry to receive your letter yesterday in which says that you can not meet without the supervision of the malvinenses settlers.

My request to hold a meeting is similar to that which I have had with the Foreign Ministers of France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, China, Russia, Korea, Japan, Viet Nam, Indonesia, United States, Italy, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Canada and more than 50 countries from which bilateral meetings have arisen initiatives that deepened the ties of friendship among peoples.

I repeat that it is a pity that you refuse to have a bilateral meeting. Your decision will surely harm the interest of Argentina’s work with the United Kingdom at the G20, the United Nations Security Council, issues of nuclear proliferation, trafficking in human beings, drugs, laundering money, investment, trade, human rights, and many others in which both countries are active members of the international community.

On the other hand you can not ignore that the United Nations, its General Assembly and its Decolonization Committee resolved that the Malvinas question is a conflict of sovereignty between the United Kingdom and Argentina which must be resolved through dialogue between the two countries. The international community will not accept a third party in this dispute. Britain insists on ignoring more than 40 resolutions to that effect. Argentina has accepted the decisions of the United Nations and if the United Kingdom had done likewise, already would have passed a conflict of sovereignty that dates back to 1833.

I’ll send a copy of this letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations since he was appointed by the General Assembly to exercise its good offices to achieve to start dialogue by the Malvinas question between your Government and mine.

Finally, I inform you that it is not necessary that you keep trying to set up meetings during my visit to the city of London, you leave that job to our efficient Embassy.

I take this opportunity to invite you to visit the Argentina, hold a bilateral meeting and appreciate that our country is a true democracy where my fellow Chancellors is can meet freely with who want you without having I press them or influence their presence at meetings that I do not request or do not interest them.”

Argentina’s Foreign Minister appears to be misinformed on a number of issues. The United Nations has never restricted any negotiations to just the UK and Argentina, allowing the Falkland Islands Government to speak annually at the discussions of the UN’s Decolonisation Committee in New York. Britain is certainly not in breach of any UN Resolutions as recently confirmed by the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Argentina is listed by the Economists Democracy Index as a “Flawed Democracy”. Hector Timerman also fails to notice that the disputes over the South Atlantic archipelago started in 1765 and not 1833.




4 Responses to “Timerman’s letter to Hague”

  1. Bongo February 2, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    Sorry, Hector, but the islanders DO exist.

  2. Joe Thorpe February 2, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    That man “Simpleton Timerman” is a fool, Hague didn’t want to bring “malvinenses” along to the gig, we wouldn’t even know where to find such creatures? What was suggested was that as the only Item on Argentina’s agenda would be the Falklands & as they are a self governing territory it is only right & propper that they attend the meeting as it is not within our discretion to do otherwise.

    Would Timerman also put on his agenda the subject of the brutal genocide that his ancestors used to colonise the part of South America that his people occupy & establish why there are no indigenous peoples living inside what is now known as Argentina when there is in all the regions that were colonised by the British

  3. Bill McGraw February 4, 2013 at 12:40 am #

    The only bilateral talks called for by the UN are between the administered territory and the administering territory in order to arrange a referendum that would indicate a ‘mature’ relationship that based on free association. This would be decolonised by definition.

    Having Argentina, as a third party, trying to elbow in on this important discussion is nothing more than rude. Maybe they should go and find bilateral meetings elsewhere rather than just exuding rudeness.

    Then the FIG and FCO can get on with their important work.

  4. timpay February 4, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    Timerman, is either a deluded fool that believes his own lies are facts, or is just a plain liar. The worst thing is that other countries for their own political ends jump on the bandwagon and escalate a situation that is a decolonisation issue between the UK Government and The Falklands People. This issue will be finally put to rest this year, after the referendum by the Falkland Islanders using their right of self-determination.

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