The brand new Argentinian President Javier Milei has informed Sky Information he has begun discussions with the UK in regards to the Falkland Islands, and that he expects future negotiations over the sovereignty of the British territory.
The feedback, made on the fringes of the World Financial Discussion board conferences in Davos, adopted Mr Milei’s first bilateral assembly with the UK – a non-public session with International Secretary Lord Cameron.
Talking shortly after his assembly with Lord Cameron, he mentioned: “We talked in regards to the Falklands and it’s one thing for future diplomatic negotiations.”
The feedback will spark controversy, as Britain has mentioned prior to now that it has no plans for any diplomatic negotiations over the way forward for the islands.
A UK official mentioned: “On the Falkland Islands, the international secretary and president Milei mentioned they might comply with disagree, and achieve this politely.
“The UK place and ongoing help for the Falkland Islanders’ proper to self-determination stays unchanged.”
Mr Milei additionally gave a speech to the politicians and enterprise individuals gathered in Davos during which he warned that “the Western world is at risk”.
He mentioned: “Those that are supposed to defend the values of the West have been co-opted by a imaginative and prescient of the world that inexorably results in socialism, and subsequently poverty.”
The problem of sovereignty over the Falklands has lengthy been a supply of dispute between Britain and Argentina, who fought a quick conflict over the islands in 1982.
Buenos Aires has repeatedly sought to revive negotiations over the sovereignty of the Falklands, which Argentina calls Las Malvinas, however the UK has maintained talks will not be on the desk so long as the islands’ inhabitants wish to stay British.
In a referendum on the islands’ sovereignty in 2013, 99.8% voted to stay a British territory – with solely three voting in opposition to.