Milei vows roadmap towards Argentine sovereignty over British-ruled Falkland Islands | News World

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Argentina’s President Javier Milei has said his government is committed to establishing a “roadmap” towards Argentine sovereignty of the British-ruled Falkland Islands.

“I want to reiterate our unwavering claim for the islands, and I commit that during our government we will be able to have a clear roadmap so that the Malvinas return to Argentine hands,” Milei said Tuesday, using Argentina’s preferred name for the islands, whose sovereignty is the source of a long-running dispute with the United Kingdom.

Milei was speaking during a ceremony in Buenos Aires to mark the 42nd anniversary of the start of the war between the two countries over the chilly, windswept island chain in the South Atlantic, 300 miles east of the tip of South America.

The 74-day war was sparked when the then-military government in Argentina landed an invading force on the islands on April 2, 1982. It ended with a British victory that followed hundreds of casualties on both sides. Argentina has estimated its death toll from the conflict at around 645, while Britain lost 255 personnel.

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