SECRETARY-GENERAL MEETS WITH ARGENTINE FOREIGN MINISTER
SECRETARY-GENERAL MEETS WITH ARGENTINE FOREIGN MINISTER19960417 The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary- General Boutros Boutros-Ghali:
This morning, the Secretary-General received the visit of the Foreign Minister of Argentina, Guido di Tella. The Foreign Minister informed the Secretary-General about the recent incidents in South Atlantic waters resulting from the United Kingdom's decision to enforce the collection of licence fees on Argentinian trawlers fishing off the coast of the South Georgia Islands, south-east of the Falkland/Malvinas Islands.
The Foreign Minister told the Secretary-General that he had already met twice with the Foreign Minister of the United Kingdom, Malcolm Rifkind, and that a settlement of the dispute over the question of licence fees had been in progress. The Foreign Minister indicated his concern that the overall fragility of the situation may lead to renewed tensions.
The Secretary-General expressed his hope that both Governments would continue with their dialogue for a peaceful settlement of all their differences in the Falkland/Malvinas area.
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