Today, Foreign Minister Felipe Solá held a bilateral meeting with the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, aimed at mustering further support for Argentina in multilateral organizations with a view to the resumption of negotiations between Argentina and the United Kingdom in order to find a peaceful solution to the dispute over the Question of the Malvinas.
“We have come to the UN personally to convey the urgent need for the United Kingdom to engage in dialogue over the Question of the Malvinas, in accordance with the mandate established and reiterated in several resolutions by this Assembly and its Special Committee on Decolonization that will hold a session tomorrow,” Solá stated.
The Argentine Minister also congratulated Bozkir for his decisive role in achieving the ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and Palestine. In addition, within the context of the crisis caused by COVID-19 and the global vaccine shortage, the Foreign Minister conveyed to Bozkir the need to strengthen multilateralism and international cooperation, while reiterating Argentina’s support for the suspension of patents on vaccines and essential medical supplies to deal with the pandemic.
Solá and Bozkir also discussed Argentina’s foreign debt negotiation with the IMF and the way the country’s debt was managed in 2018.
The Foreign Minister was joined at the meeting by the Chief of the Private Office of the Foreign Ministry, Guillermo Justo Chaves; the Secretary for the Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic, Daniel Filmus; and Argentina’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations María del Carmen Squeff.