Argentine President calls for Falklands talks
Wednesday 19 May 2010
Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez has called for David Cameron to re-open talks on the sovereignty of the Falklands.
Argentina, which has claimed the South Atlantic islands since Britain established its rule in the 19th century, invaded them in 1982. After a two-month war, Argentina was forced to withdraw, but still continues its claims to the territory, which it calls the Malvinas, and objects to oil exploration there by British companies.
A Foreign Office minister said there could be no negotiations on sovereignty "unless and until the Falkland Islanders so wish".
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