§ Letter addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations by Sr. Ruda, Argentine Permanent Representative to the United Nations
§ 21st November, 1969.
I have the honour to address you in connection with the question of the Malvinas Islands.
Following my letter of the 19th of December, 1968, to Your Excellency, the Government of the Argentine Republic have continued negotiations with the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with the common objective of settling as soon as possible the dispute concerning sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands in a definitive and amicable manner, taking duly into account the interests of the inhabitants of the Islands, in accordance with Resolution 2065 (XX) and the consensuses adopted by the General Assembly on the 20th of December, 1966, and the 19th of December, 1967.
I now have to inform you that, although divergence remains between the two Governments regarding the circumstances that should exist for a definititive solution of the dispute, it has been agreed that, within the general framework of these negotiations, special talks with a view to reaching agreement on practical measures for the implementation and promotion of free communications and movement in both directions between the mainland and the Islands, will take place early next year at a mutually convenient time.
Both Governments will continue their efforts towards a definitive solution of the dispute and will report again to Your Excellency in, due course.
On behalf of my Government, I request Your Excellency arrange for this letter to be circulated as a document of the General Assembly.
§ (Signed) JOSE MARIA RUDA.