The chancellor Santiago Cafiero visited today Campana is a city, Province of Buenos Aires where he met with the Malvinas Veterans who live in that town, where he gave an award and presented the “Malvinas 40 years” Commemorative Presidential Medal, within the framework of the agenda to spread knowledge about the sovereign rights of our country which developed by the Argentine Foreign Ministry, through the Secretariat in the Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic.
In the event, which took place in the Patio de las Américas in Plaza Eduardo Costa, the owner of Palacio San Martín recalled that “The Malvinas Question has something to do with our national identity, because the conflict was 40 years ago but the British occupation was 190 years ago. A shameful episode of colonialism to our national territory.” And he added: “If someone wants to please you, please them with your things, not ours. “Give them whatever they want, but not what belongs to the Argentinians.”.
Cafiero, accompanied by the secretary of the Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic, Guillermo Carmona; the director of Intermediate Organizations and Public Diplomacy, Alejo Sarna and the Malvinas Veterans, together with their families and relatives of the deceased, also stated: “If anyone is concerned to look good to the colonial power, let them look for other arguments but do not bother the Malvinas; “The Malvinas were, are and will be Argentine.”
“Relatives are here and ex-combatants are here. They have been going through this painful phase all their lives. Now, how can we change that pain into hope, into anticipation of the future? How do we define the Malvinas? Do we define it as a war or do we define it as a flag, as national pride, as a future for the next generation? That is the task before us”, pointed out the Argentine foreign minister.
Carmona, in turn, said: “Many challenges will come for the Malvinas issue from now on: we believe that this impression given by the current National Government must be planned for the future. And this must be the result, no longer in the decision of the authorities, but in doing that commitment that as a people of each of us, each of us who are here and in every corner of the country, will continue the relationship. with our national cause. When we say that the ‘Malvinas then, now and will be Argentine’ “We have done nothing but show the commitment to continue working unwaveringly based on the objective set by our National Constitution: recovering the full exercise of sovereignty in their territories.”
In your turn, Alejo Sarna, candidate for Mayor of the city of Campana for Unión por la Patria, emphasized: “I believe that this recognition is a caress of the soul. But even if we recognize them 365 days a year, it is not enough to give them the thanks they really deserve, because they are our heroes, because they gave their lives for the country and we have the privilege that they will be neighbors of our city.”
For his part, the Malvinas veteran Orlando Avellaneda He stated: “If one hears those words that the exit is in Ezeiza, I say no; This is our land, we must love this country. We should feel proud to be Argentine, Latin American. This caress of the soul is also for the families of the deceased who are here today.”
Cuban ambassadors were also part of the event, Pedro Pablo Prada Quintero and from Colombia, Camilo Romero, along with other members of the country’s diplomatic representation.