ARGIE ARMS OK Britain to lift arms embargo on Argentina in bold effort to strengthen relationship over Falklands

ARGIE ARMS OK Britain to lift arms embargo on Argentina in bold effort to strengthen relationship over Falklands

The move is hoped to trigger Argentine backing for more flights from South America to the Falklands

Foreign Minister Alan Duncan announced that tough restrictions slapped on the Cristina Kirchner regime in 2012 would be binned. 

He insisted Britain would still ban the export of any gear that allowed Argentina to improve its military ‘capability’.

But it allows firms to ship over millions of pounds-worth of “like for like” equipment and spare parts.

Sir Alan said: “This change will lift additional restrictions which were imposed in 2012, at a time when the Argentine government was escalating actions aimed at harming the economic interests of the Falkland Islanders.”

 

The move follows a dramatic thawing in tensions between London and Buenos Aires since the election of President Macri at the end of 2015.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson vowed to build an “intensifying commercial relationship” on a flying visit in May.

 

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