Cuba maintains support for Argentina's legitimate claim to the Malvinas Islands

New York, 23 June 2022. Cuba reiterates its unrestricted support for the legitimate right of the Argentine Republic in the sovereignty dispute over the Malvinas Islands, which are part of its national territory, stated today Yumirka Fernández Palacios, Counselor of the Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations.

During the debate on the question of the Malvinas Islands in the UN Special Committee on Decolonization, the Cuban diplomat recalled that 39 resolutions have already been adopted on the subject at the Special Committee on Decolonization, in addition to the 11 adopted by the General Assembly.

Resolution 2065 (XX), adopted almost six decades ago by the Assembly, defines the question of the Malvinas Islands as a sovereignty dispute over the Malvinas, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas between the Argentine Republic and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It establishes that such dispute should be resolved through negotiations between both States, taking into account the provisions and fundamental objectives of the Charter of the United Nations and General Assembly Resolution 1514 (XV).

The Caribbean representative recalled that the legitimate claim of the Argentine Republic over the aforementioned territories has been supported by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and numerous regional groupings, such as ALADI, OLADE, SICA and ALBA.

Mrs. Fernández Palacios reiterated once again the call for a negotiated, fair and definitive solution to the Malvinas question in the shortest possible time, which takes into account the respect for the territorial integrity of Argentina. She added that the solution of such conflict would free another territory from colonialism in Latin America.

Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations

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