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Faurie opened 41st Antartic Treaty Consultive Meeting

16 May 2018
Faurie opened 41st Antartic Treaty Consultive Meeting
Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie today encouraged "the strengthening of scientific activity in Antarctica within a framework of peace and cooperation, with a view to preserving its environment, especially for future generations," as he opened the 41st Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting today at the Palacio San Martín. The meeting, chaired by the Undersecretary for the Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic, Ambassador María Teresa Kralikas, will be attended by delegations from 53 countries and over a dozen experts and international organizations. During the opening session, Ms. Ségolène Royal, the French Ambassador for the Arctic and Antarctic Poles, addressed the impact of climate change on Antarctica.