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Argentina and China share “territorial integrity” concept. Pelosi's trip to Taiwan “a provocation,” Argentine ambassador in Beijing

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Argentina and China share “territorial integrity” concept. Pelosi's trip to Taiwan “a provocation,” Argentine ambassador in Beijing
Monday, August 8th 2022 - 09:48 UTC

Sabino Vaca Narvaja strongly defended the concept of “territorial integrity”, which likewise with Taiwan, applies to the Falkland/Malvinas Islands in its sovereignty dispute with the United Kingdom.

Argentine controversial ambassador to China, Sabiuo Vaca Narvaja openly supported Beijing's position condemning US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visit to Taiwan, which he described as “a provocation” and “a problem for the international community”.

Sabino Vaca Narvaja strongly defended the concept of “territorial integrity” on which Beijing argues its claim over the “rogue province” of Taiwan, and which Argentina likewise applies to the Falkland/Malvinas Islands in its sovereignty dispute with the United Kingdom.

“We are sure that this visit has been a provocation for China and a problem for the entire international community. That is why we want to condemn this visit and join the voices of Latin America, but also of the United Nations,” Vaca Narvaja told Chinese and Argentine official news agencies.

Pelosi visited Taiwan on August 2, which triggered a strong protest from China that considers the island part of its territory. Beijing was furious with the visit and warned about serious consequences, and following the one day visit, launched major military exercises with live fire drills in several areas round the island of Taiwan, impeding commercial air and sea traffic

The ambassador in Beijing explained that Argentina supports the principle of one China. ”As our Foreign Ministry has expressed in all forums and multilateral organizations, Argentina supports the principle of one China and the concept of territorial integrity. It is the same principle by which China also supports our sovereignty claim in our Falkland Islands”, he emphasized.

Vaca Narvaja added that “the overwhelming majority of the international community is supportive of this position, ratifying the principle of one China and criticizing Pelosi’s attitude, as an interference in internal affairs and a provocation.”

He then went on to say that “Argentina's sovereignty claim over our Malvinas is a similar case, and UK's negotiations refusal offensive not only to our government but to the entire people of Argentina”

”We understand very well China’s claim and the negative impact this kind of provocations has on the construction of a more harmonious, more balanced world order.”

Finally Vaca Narvaja underlined “we both pursue the concept of territorial integrity, and China and Argentina are going to achieve it through peaceful means, because we are working together, and the colonial era is over.”

Vaca Narvaja is a political scientist, with not much previous diplomatic experience, but an ultra-Kirchnerite, who has been ambassador in Beijing since 2020 and apparently has good contacts inside the Chinese government including president Xi Jinping.

Equally important Vaca Narvaja has very close links with the Kirchner family since his eldest brother Camilo is the father of Helena, granddaughter of Cristina Kirchner. As his mentor he is also an admirer of the achievements of the Chinese communist party for the country and is convinced that sooner than later Beijing will replace the US as the leading world power.

 

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China firmly supports Argentina's legitimate claim of sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands
By Global Times
Published: Feb 08, 2022 12:13 PM

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Both the Chinese Foreign Ministry and the Chinese Embassy in the UK have stated that China's position on the issue of the Malvinas Islands is consistent, and that China firmly supports Argentina's legitimate claim to exercise full sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands.

The comments were made following UK's foreign secretary Liz Truss' Twitter post saying China must respect the Malvinas Islands' sovereignty, which she regards as a "part of British Family."

Responding to UK foreign secretary's remarks, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian also said at a regular press briefing on Tuesday that China firmly supports Argentina's legitimate claim of sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands, noting that the UK should abide by the spirit and resolutions of the UN Charter and resolve the territorial dispute through negotiations.

The Chinese Embassy in the UK made similar comments on its website Tuesday.

We hope the UK will respond positively to Argentina's request, start negotiations at an early date and find a peaceful, just and lasting solution in accordance with relevant UN resolutions, the embassy said.

Chinese President Xi Jinping met on Sunday with Argentine President Alberto Fernandez in Beijing. Following the meeting, China and Argentina released a joint statement on deepening the comprehensive strategic partnership and signed a series of documents for further cooperation.

China and Argentina have reaffirmed their continued strong mutual support on issues involving each other's sovereign interests. China will continue to support Argentina's demand for the full exercise of sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands, as well as the resumption of negotiations as soon as possible with a focus on the peaceful settlement of the dispute and in accordance with the relevant United Nations resolutions.

Global Times

 

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