Embassy in United Kingdom

Malvinas War Veteran and Fallen day

Thursday 2 April 2020 . 

Press information No 067/20 . 

Every 2 April, Argentines come to a halt to remember and pay tribute to our compatriots who offered in a brave defence of our sovereignty over the Malvinas; and also to those combatants who keep the marks of the armed conflict in their bodies and their minds. Argentina forever maintains a debt with the fallen, the veterans and their families, and has to continue to honour it through remembrance and through the concrete recognition by the State of their needs.

 

Undoubtedly, one of the main paths to show our recognition of their continued fight for the ideals they defended in combat and many died for: the constitutional mandate to recover, through dialogue and diplomacy, the usurped sovereignty over the Malvinas.

 

Every 2 April must be a day for remembrance and tribute, but also for commitment. The commitment to never step back from our sovereignty defended by our youngsters, to not to shed blood again for this just claim and to persevere in the path of dialogue with the United Kingdom, taking into account, as requested by the United Nations, the interests of the islanders.

 

Because, as stated in our Constitution: “The Argentine Nations ratifies its imprescriptible sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands, the South Georgias and the South Sandwich Islands and the maritime and insular areas (…). The recovery of those territories and the full exercise of our sovereignty, respecting the way of life of the inhabitants and in conformity with the principles of International Law are a permanent and inalienable objective of the Argentine people”.

 

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