Cartagena: Falklands/Malvinas Argentina vs Britain oil conflict US stays neutral

posted Apr 16, 2012, 12:30 AM by Solar Life   [ updated Apr 16, 2012, 1:05 AM ]
Summit of the Americas in Cartagena Colombia


Obama confirms at the summit US neutrality on the Falklands/Malvinas question

Argentina Cristina Fernandez

The US will remain on the sidelines in the dispute between the UK and Argentina over the Falkland Islands sovereignty, said President Barack Obama on Sunday at the conclusion of the Summit of the Americas in Colombia.

“We’re going to remain neutral,” Obama said at a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. “This is not something that we typically intervene in”.

“We have good relations with Argentina and Britain and we hope they are capable of continuing the dialogue on the issue”, added Obama who on Saturday held a bilateral meeting with President Cristina Fernandez.

However President Santos underlined the strong support for the Argentine position from the majority of the 31 leaders who attended the summit. “The great majority of countries called on both sides for a peaceful resolution of the controversy”.

But Santos also admitted that the Falklands/Malvinas and Cuban issues were the most intransigent impeding a consensus and therefore no final declaration from the summit.


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Solar Life,
Apr 16, 2012, 12:46 AM