Argentina remains committed to closer ties with Guyana – 30th May 2013
The Falklands is in the midst of a political campaign to decide its future – continued association with Britain as a dependent territory or full independence. The British Government has decided to allow the people of the Falkland territories, located in the Southern hemisphere, to vote in a referendum – yes or no on the issue of independence.
Guyana and Caricom have been flip-flopping on the issue. But last night President Ramotar said his administration supports Argentina’s quest for the sovereignty of the South Atlantic islands claimed by the UK.
This was revealed at a reception to observe the anniversary of the Argentine Revolution at the Pegasus hotel.
Argentina claims the territories and fought a war with Britain over them. The islands have been under British control since 1833 and there are reports that they are energy rich. Meanwhile, Ambassador of Argentina to Guyana Luis Alberto Martino said the two countries continue to face similar challenges as it relates to economic development.
He said this was why it was crucial for the reopening of the Embassy in Georgetown.
The Argentine Revolution, otherwise referred to as The May Revolution, marked the starting point of the Argentine War of Independence during the period May 18 to 25, 1810.