– Foreign Office spokesperson
We have always said that we are open to discuss a wide range of issues that affect our two countries, including our respective interests as members of the United Nations Security Council.
We remain concerned about the Argentine government’s behaviour towards the Falkland Islanders, so it is right and proper that they are involved in the part of the meeting that concerns the Islands.
We have made that clear to the Argentine Government in recent exchanges, and the Foreign Secretary’s offer of a meeting on these terms still stands.
Argentina's foreign minister has rejected the offer of talks with William Hague over the future of the Falklands, after the Foreign Secretary insisted that islanders should also be present. Hector Timerman had asked for a one-to-one meeting.