Falklanders to hold referendum

The Falkland Islands are to hold a referendum next year on their "political status" in an attempt to bring an end to the continuing dispute with Argentina over the islands' sovereignty, their government has announced.

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Foreign Office Minister: Falklands referendum 'truly significant'

Foreign Office minister Jeremy Browne, the first British minister to visit the Falkland in an official capacity since 2008 Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne has welcomed the announcement of a referendum in the Falklands on the "political status" of the islands. Mr Browne, who arrived in the Falklands yesterday said:

"Only the Falkland Islands people can determine how they wish to be governed, so I very much support this initiative by the Falkland Islands government. Indeed, I believe this referendum is a truly significant moment".

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