China supports Argentina’s legitimate claims on the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands

China Daily, United Nations, June 24th. On June 24th local time, Ambassador Geng Shuang, the Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, pointed out that the Malvinas Islands were addressed in the UN General Assembly Special Committee’s meeting on the issue of the Malvinas Islands. The problem is essentially a legacy of colonialism. Colonialism has brought serious disasters to the world and left an extremely disgraceful page in human history. In the 21st century, the days when Western colonists do whatever they want are gone.

Geng Shuang pointed out that in international relations, colonial thinking and the power politics and bullying that are in the same line still manifest themselves in various forms. They are still severely impacting the normal international order and seriously damaging the sovereignty, security, development interests and political, Economic and social stability. The international community must maintain a high degree of vigilance.

This year is the first year of the Fourth International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (2021-2030). The international community should take necessary measures to maintain fairness and justice, ensure that all forms and manifestations of colonialism are truly put to an end, and continue to promote the decolonization process of the 17 UN Non-Self-Governing Territories, including the Malvinas Islands. The United Kingdom and other administering powers (Administering Powers) should earnestly fulfill their international obligations in accordance with the requirements of relevant UN resolutions and protect the legal rights of the people of non-self-governing territories.

Geng Shuang said that China firmly supports Argentina’s legitimate claims on the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands. China has always advocated the settlement of territorial disputes between countries through peaceful negotiations in accordance with the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter. It is hoped that the United Kingdom will actively respond to Argentina’s request, initiate dialogue and negotiations as soon as possible, and find a peaceful, just and lasting solution in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions.