Cuba Backs Argentina at UN over Malvinas

HAVANA TIMES — Cuba reiterated on Thursday at the United Nations its support for Argentina in the sovereignty dispute over the Malvinas (“Falkland”) Islands as part of the national territory of that South American country, reported the Prensa Latina news agency.

“The Malvinas Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are and shall remain a part of Argentina,” said Cuban Ambassador Pedro Nunez Mosquera to Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernandez, who attended a session of the UN Committee on Decolonization dealing with that issue.

The Cuban diplomat recalled that his country’s National Assembly issued a statement on the matter this past April 2.

The southern archipelago was occupied in 1833 by Britain after forcefully expelling the established Argentinian population and authorities and initiating a process of substituting them with British nationals, said Cuba’s permanent envoy.

One thought on “Cuba Backs Argentina at UN over Malvinas

  • Newsflash: Hispanic nation backs another hispanic nation over territorial dispute with non-hispanic nation.

    Cuba might want to bear in mind that it is far far closer to the USA and was a territory of the USA far more recently than the Argentine garrison was politely asked to leave the Falkland Islands.
    If the Falkland Islands belong to Argentina, then why doesn’t Cuba belong to the USA?

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