Boric backed the claim "just, legitimate worthy" of Argentina on Malvinas

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Gabriel Boric reiterated his “support” for the “just, legitimate and worthy of the Argentine people and State” on the Malvinas Islands, and maintained that his country “starts from Latin America” ​​to “build community, region, cooperation and internationalism.”

During the joint declaration made at Casa Rosada together with the Argentine head of state, Alberto Fernández, after the signing of bilateral agreements, the trans-Andean president pointed out his government’s vocation to focus on the “points in common” in the relationship between the two countries and move away from the “differences” that “make one think” that one is “before an abyss”.

Boric reiterated the position that he had already expressed regarding the claim for Argentine sovereignty over the South Atlantic archipelagos and pointed out that this position is the same as that adopted by his predecessors from “Patricio Aylwin to Sebastián Piñera.” “I have no doubts which side to be on. By the way, always on the side of peace and these conflicts have to be resolved peacefully,” he said.

The president also supported this idea of ​​diplomatic resolution of the differences including regarding the platform between the island of Tierra del Fuego and Antarctica, a territory claimed by both countries. “The policy of limits of the Chilean State is State policy. We can have a difference, with respect to the Antarctic continental shelf we are going to solve it through good offices and diplomacy. It is not going to prevent us from deepening our cultural relations, in terms of energy, in economic and political matters,” he said.

“It is a long-standing tradition that the first place that (Chilean presidents) visit is Argentina. There is a huge shared border. From a personal background, I feel a deep brotherhood: I grew up in Patagonia and in Patagonia there is no border. That spirit of cooperation, replicate it,” he said.

Asked about the problem of the Mapuche claim in Patagonian territories, he pointed out that “it is not an issue that President Piñera has invented” nor “an issue that has to do with Argentine sovereignty.” He considered that in order to resolve it, “the path of dialogue has been chosen, which will annoy many, who believe that things can be achieved through violence.”

“Why don’t they ask me about human rights in our country, or about the assassination of social leaders in Colombia? Human rights must be fully respected and the State must promote them fully in all parts of the world. Let’s not use the suffering of peoples to deal with the benefits of internal policies,” he said.

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